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colinw123

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After recently getting a MBP 14" 2023 512GB I've read that the read/write speed is nearly twice as fast with the 1tb drive, question is would you actually notice this difference at all, not doing anything intensive so no video or photo editing, only light work.
 

blatantblue

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I was wondering the same thing, apple replaced my 16" M1 512GB with the 16" M2 512GB and sure enough, the NAND is half as fast.. but so far in real world testing, I haven't noticed any difference at all. The only time you'll notice anything is if you end up running out of physical memory and starting to use swap, or if you're writing large files to the hard drive.

Those are my .02 at least.
 

TinyMito

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After recently getting a MBP 14" 2023 512GB I've read that the read/write speed is nearly twice as fast with the 1tb drive, question is would you actually notice this difference at all, not doing anything intensive so no video or photo editing, only light work.
You won't notice, base on your workload in real world.
 
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JamesMay82

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I'm off topic but what I don't get is how can anyone get by with just 512GB as we all take so many photos and videos these days it just clogs up the hard drives. I know we have externals but they are a pain to remember to bring or keep with you if your using a laptop. My wife whose not into tech but just takes loads of photos and videos of our kids has a 700 Gig photos library and then she has 200 gig of music etc
 

blatantblue

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I'm off topic but what I don't get is how can anyone get by with just 512GB as we all take so many photos and videos these days it just clogs up the hard drives. I know we have externals but they are a pain to remember to bring or keep with you if your using a laptop. My wife whose not into tech but just takes loads of photos and videos of our kids has a 700 Gig photos library and then she has 200 gig of music etc
A lot of people aren't power users.. For example, the only reason I even have the MBP was because I wanted the ProMotion/Mini LED screen, and I wasn't willing to pay anything extra than the base model pricing. I do basic photo and video editing, and the base model configuration is completely overkill for me.. But I absolutely love the screen.
 

colinw123

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similar to me as well, I got this MBP for the pro motion screen, I didn't even know until I got it that it has a mini led screen, I only realised when I noticed the darker shadow around the screen, like the iPad pro's have and read up on the spec. I don't need much storage really as mostly streaming and use cloud storage like OneDrive etc. Just thought id treat myself and must say the screen and sound is amazing.
 

JamesMay82

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A lot of people aren't power users.. For example, the only reason I even have the MBP was because I wanted the ProMotion/Mini LED screen, and I wasn't willing to pay anything extra than the base model pricing. I do basic photo and video editing, and the base model configuration is completely overkill for me.. But I absolutely love the screen.
I meant more the space of the hard drive as opposed to the speed. I make the assumption and maybe I'm wrong that most young people say 20-50 must have more than 500 gigs of photos and videos. The 20 something crowd must have more with all the videos I see them recording..
 

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I meant more the space of the hard drive as opposed to the speed. I make the assumption and maybe I'm wrong that most young people say 20-50 must have more than 500 gigs of photos and videos. The 20 something crowd must have more with all the videos I see them recording..

A lot of the people you lumped into that group use cloud-based storage a lot, whether via iCloud, One Drive, Google, Dropbox, or another provider. Consequently, the onboard storage is less of a concern to them. Also a lot of them are using phones with either 128GB or 256GB of storage, so even 512 on a Mac would feel like an upgrade.
 

JamesMay82

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A lot of the people you lumped into that group use cloud-based storage a lot, whether via iCloud, One Drive, Google, Dropbox, or another provider. Consequently, the onboard storage is less of a concern to them. Also a lot of them are using phones with either 128GB or 256GB of storage, so even 512 on a Mac would feel like an upgrade.
yeah I agree about the cloud storage but cloud storage isn't technically a back up is it, I read it should be classed as a sync service and that we should have our own local back ups.

Saying that I've just updated my iMac and done full download full versions from iCloud and its been okay, albeit its taken a few days.
 

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A lot of people aren't power users.. For example, the only reason I even have the MBP was because I wanted the ProMotion/Mini LED screen, and I wasn't willing to pay anything extra than the base model pricing. I do basic photo and video editing, and the base model configuration is completely overkill for me.. But I absolutely love the screen.
100% exactly the same here.
 

TinyMito

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I am a power user, coding, photography works (maybe I didn't take enough photos), I can't even get pass 500gb mark yet after 1.5 years daily on my mac.

Happy that I didn't pick 2TB one; otherwise just overkill for me.

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But if I am a video producer power user, I would say this is not enough with 1TB.
 

emraha06

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I was wondering the same thing, apple replaced my 16" M1 512GB with the 16" M2 512GB and sure enough, the NAND is half as fast.. but so far in real world testing, I haven't noticed any difference at all. The only time you'll notice anything is if you end up running out of physical memory and starting to use swap, or if you're writing large files to the hard drive.

Those are my .02 at least.

Why did apple replace an m1 device with m2? And was the m2 one SWAP device with white box like refurbished?
 
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