The Mac mini was launched in the market on September 1, and a video showing the disassembly process of the basic model of the computer, which has a 256 GB hard drive, appeared on YouTube the next day. Brandon Geekabit (the YouTube channel author) opened the case of the mini-PC and discussed one of the key technical issues of this novelty.
It turned out that the new Mac mini only has one 256 GB NAND flash card memory chip. The M1 model had two 128 gig modules. This design allows the system to distribute the load among the chips, increasing the lifetime of the memory. A second advantage to the “two chip” solution is its ability to read and write faster.
According to Wcctech, the new Mac mini’s Blackmagic Disk Speed Test shows an average data transfer rate of 1500 MB/s, which is 30-50% slower than the previous model in the series. Journalists previously tested the Mac Pro. This device was slower than the previous model due to its SSD design.