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MacBook Pro M2 Pro and Max, first bench on SSD: write speed increases

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The first international reviews of the new ones MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and Max chips show an appreciable increase in writing speed SSDs used by Apple. Nothing overwhelming, mind you, but a gain that in situations where one has to deal with very heavy files can lend a hand to those who will make professional use of the new laptops. Colleagues of macworld. com and of tomsguide. com who were able to get their hands on the new top of the range from Apple to ascertain the performance of the SSDs relied on Blackmagic tests.

In readingto tell the truth, the performance of the new MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max are not exciting compared to previous generations:

  • MacBook Pro 14″in reading (test on BlackMagic from tomsguide. com)
    • with M2 Pro: 5.293MBps
    • with M1 Pro: 5,321Mbps
    • with M2 Max: 5,319MBps
  • MacBook Pro 16″in reading (test on BlackMagic from macworld. com)
    • with M2 Pro (2TB): 5,372MBps
    • with M1 Pro (14-inch): 5,797 MBps.
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The numbers speak for themselves: in reading the SSDs of the new MacBook Pro M2 Pro and Max offer in the best case results aligned with those with previous generation chips (macworld. com tested the 16-inch Pro with 2TB SSD). In writing instead the balance leans on the side of laptops with the latest chips:

  • MacBook Pro 14″in writing (test on BlackMagic from tomsguide. com)
    • with M2 Pro: 6.168MBps
    • with M1 Pro: 5.377 MBps
    • with M2 Max: 6,402Mbps
  • MacBook Pro 16″in writing (test on BlackMagic from macworld. com)
    • with M2 Pro (2TB): 6,491 MBps
    • with M1 Pro (14-inch): 5,321 MBps.

Very similar values both reading and writing between 14″ with M2 Max and 16″ with M2 Probut also in versus which highlight the differences, these are not numbers so high as to make one perceive a different behavior during a so-to-speak carefree use. The first reviews of the new MacBook Pro have placed the emphasis on the new HDMI 2.1 port and on overall efficiency significantly higher than in the past, with the 16-inch variant reaching up to 22 hours of use on a single charge .

The new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are available for purchase from today both at Apple Stores and on Amazon.

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Apple 2023 Portable MacBook Pro with M2 Pro Chip with 12-core CPU and 19?core GPU: 16-core Liquid Retina XDR display, 16GB of unified memory, 512GB SSD storage – Silver

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Apple 2023 MacBook Pro Portable with M2 Max Chip with 12-core CPU and 30?core GPU: 14-core Liquid Retina XDR display, 32GB of unified memory, 1TB SSD storage – Space Gray

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Apple 2023 MacBook Pro Portable with M2 Max Chip with 12-core CPU and 38-core GPU: 16-core Liquid Retina XDR display, 32GB of unified memory, 1TB SSD storage – Silver

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