Apple’s surprise release of 2018 MacBook Pros has received both positive and negative feedback from customers. On one hand most people are happy by the performance upgrades and addition of the TrueTone Display feature to the Pro lineup of MacBooks, while others are disappointed due to the fact that Apple has not upgraded the non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro with the latest specs and features.
Customers were also disappointed after it surfaced that the third-generation keyboard does not solve the sticky keys issue found in previous models. This however may not be true as it was later revealed that the new butteryfly keyboard has silicone barrier, which makes it more resistant to dust particles.
Adding to the positives of the new MacBook Pros, LaptopMag has revealed that Apple’s new notebooks have SSDs that are fastest ever seen in a laptop. This excludes the externals SSDs such as Samsung EVO or the ones found in desktop iMac Pro that also deliver similar speeds.
This makes the MacBook Pro’s SSD the fastest we’ve ever seen in a laptop. We saw similar results when we tested the SSD inside the powerful iMac Pro.
According to the site, 13-inch MacBook Pro is able to copy 4.9GB worth of data in just 2 seconds, effectively copying an impressive 2,519MB/s of data per second. The site also ran tests on the BlackMagic Disk Speed app that returned an average write speed of 2,682 MB/s.
The SSDs found on 2018 MacBook Pros blow away the premium and fastest Windows laptop i.e Dell XPS 13, which is only able to offer write speeds of 399.4Mb/s. The site does note that the new AFPS file system helps in increasing the copy speeds. Regardless of that its really good for the end user.