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Users benchmark SSD speeds of M1 MacBook Air, it’s actually twice as fast than the previous model

In the benchmarks we see the M1 MacBook Air achieving 2190 MB/s write and 2675 MB/s read speeds. The 2019/2020 ‌MacBook Air‌ SSD speeds came to 1319 MB/s read and 1007 MB/s write speeds.

MacBook with Apple Big Sur. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
MacBook with Apple Big Sur. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg (Bloomberg)

Apple has released its M1 Silicon-based Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops that it introduced a few days ago during its ‘One More Thing’ event. The introduction of M1 chipset is said to a big chapter in Apple’s history as it marks company’s departure from Intel processor-based chipsets for laptops and desktops. And now that customers around the globe have started receiving their M1 MacBook devices and no reviews are out yet, many have started posting the benchmark numbers online. One of them was posted on Macrumours Forum.

According to one of the forum users named abbotsford1980, who got his M1 MacBook Air with 256GB SSD storage, uploaded some benchmark numbers, showing that M1 MacBook Air’s SSD is roughly twice as fast as its previous model. The previous version, which came out a few months ago, ran on Intel processor.

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In the benchmarks we see the M1 MacBook Air achieving 2190 MB/s write and 2675 MB/s read speeds. The 2019/2020 ‌MacBook Air‌ SSD speeds came to 1319 MB/s read and 1007 MB/s write speeds. However, this shouldn’t come as a surprise for someone as Apple did announce twice the SSD speed during its online event.

“The M1 chip’s storage controller and latest flash technology deliver up to 2x faster SSD performance, so previewing massive images or importing large files is faster than ever. And in MacBook Air, M1 is faster than the chips in 98 percent of PC laptops sold in the past year,” it said in the release.

We will get to know more about the new MacBook Air and Pro models once the experts are out with reviews.

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