Micron SSD doubles Apple’s stock BTO MacBook Pro SSD speed

“The new MacBook Pros, along with all of their other speedy goodness, have SATA3 interface for storage access (but not to the optical drive),” Seth Weintraub reports for 9 to 5 Mac. “Apple’s build to order solid state drives are SATA II and are very speedy.”

“However, Macotakara popped in a Micron RealSSD SATA III drive and got some pretty incredible speeds,” Weintraub reports. “In fact, it benchmarked at about double Apple’s BTO option(!!) on read speed (450MB/sec) and 50% faster writes (260MB/sec).”

Weintraub reports, “That means it takes just over 2 seconds to read a Gigabyte and under 4 seconds to write one. That is fast.”

More information in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]


  1. At some point it will be the software that is the bottleneck for the speeds. Rendering takes a good deal of processor speed and ram but with SSD speeds like those makes me wonder what benchmarks would look like for final cut , maya or after effects renderings.

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