SSD

Some M2 MacBook Pro Models Have Slower SSDs Versus M1: Report

Apple unveiled a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with second-generation 'M2' Apple Silicon at WWDC 2022 earlier this month. The new notebook is a direct successor to the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro from 2020. However, benchmarks from YouTubers like Max Tech and Created Tech have revealed that M2 MacBook Pro configurations with only 256GB of storage deliver...

The 2016 MacBook Pro’s Soldered-On SSD Has a Data Recovery Tool

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro features a non-removable, non-upgradeable, soldered-on SSD. Easily replacing your hard drive is therefore essentially impossible for MacBook Pro owners. If for whatever reason the laptop fails or refuses to boot, it seems as if that users will no longer have access to the data stored on the SSD. Fortunately, Apple has a […]

Want to Replace the SSD in your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? Think Again

Last month, OWC tore down the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, non-Touch Bar version. They discovered there was a removable solid state drive (SSD) module, giving hope for users to upgrade their hard drives at some point in time. Now, according to early unboxing and dismantling of 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar,...

Spotify May Be Killing Your SSD With Excessive Data Writes

For the past five months, the Spotify music streaming app for Mac, Windows, and Linux “has been assaulting users’ storage devices with enough data to potentially take years off their expected lifespans.” More troublesome: the issue occurs even when the Spotify app is idle and isn’t storing any songs locally, according to Ars Technica. According […]

2016 13-Inch MacBook Pro Has Removable SSD in Non-Touch Bar Model [PICS]

OWC got their hands on the entry 13-inch MacBook Pro model without Touch Bar and in their quick teardown, they have noted the solid state drive module is removable. Here are the observations from OWC: Solid State Drive module is removable Bottom was more difficult to remove than previous generations, but it was not glued...

OS X 10.10.4 Brings TRIM Support for Third-Party SSDs

After releasing iOS 8.4, Apple also pushed out OS X 10.10.4, which included notable improvements, as detailed in the release note. What's not there in the release notes, though – and it is still a major change, especially for those who extended the life of their Mac with an SSD – is that the update lets...

12-inch Retina MacBook Hosts Apple’s New In-House SSD Controller

Back in 2011, Apple acquired Israel based flash storage maker Anobit for $400 million, the Cupertino company’s first acquisition under the leadership of Tim Cook. It seems that the investment has finally started to pay off as the latest 12-inch Retina MacBook features an in-house SSD controller, most likely born of the company's three year old acquisition, AppleInsider...