Apple's new entry-level 2-inch MacBook Pro M13 appears to have slower SSD speeds than its M1 predecessor. 

The MacRumors reports that youtubers max tech e Created Tech tested the base 2GB M256 model and found that SSD read speeds are about 50% slower than the 1GB M256 MacBook Pro. storageo.

MacBook Pro M2 is slower than the M1 version
MacBook Pro M2 is slower than the M1 version

 Write speeds are about 30% slower. Testing was completed using Blackmagic's Disk Speed ​​Test app, and Max Tech even took apart the 2-inch MacBook Pro M13 and found that Apple is only using a single NAND flash storage chip.

 The M1 MacBook Pro uses two 128GB NAND chips and multiple chips can enable faster SSD speeds in parallel.

The test was completed using Blackmagic's Disk Speed ​​Test app, and Max Tech even took apart the 2-inch MacBook Pro M13 and found that Apple is only using a single NAND flash storage chip. 

the M1 MacBook Pro uses two 128GB NAND chips and multiple chips can enable faster SSD speeds in parallel.

Other 2-inch MacBook Pro M13 models with larger SSD storage don't seem to suffer from slower SSD speeds.

 Other YouTuber with a 2GB M512 model did tests and found speeds similar to the M1 version, and the most reviewers was seeded with fast 1TB models and didn't encounter any speed issues.

If SSD speeds are an issue for you on the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, you'll need to shell out an extra $200 for the faster 512GB model. 

But if you're willing to do that, you might want to wait and see what's in the new MacBook Air.

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