I am not and I have never been a big fan of Apple products and the reason is old and I have it since I got my hands on an interesting but (it turned out to be useless) gadget: Apple iPod Touch !
I bought the used product and everything seemed ok, but after I upgraded it, the sound stopped working and there was no way to use it. At that moment I understood that Apple is deliberately slowing, aging and even ruining their devices to force customers to buy new ones!
The latest scandal in which Apple and Samsung fined for deliberately slowing down phones didn’t even cool down well , as a new attempt to force their customers to buy other devices in the near future has already appeared in the international press: Apple M1 SSD wear issue !
- M1 Mac users report excessive SSD usage, potentially affecting the component’s lifespan
The more you write data to an SSD, the faster it will show bad behavior such as slowness or even data corruption. As the internal storage of M1 Macs are soldered to the logic board, users will have to replace the entire computer if affected by an SSD defect.
- M1 MacBook SSDs are facing a big problem – and it could kill your laptop
In the case of the tested Macs seen in these threads, one Mac Mini user claimed to have written 165TB of data in just two months of use. Compared to equivalent retail SSDs from Toshiba (who supplies the SSDs inside the MacBooks), that’s equivalent to 10% of its total warrantied TBW.
- Glitches could make SSDs on new M1 Macs die early
This had led to speculation that if it was a 256GB model rather than a 2TB Mac, the percentage used could be as high as 30%. This means that the system would have reached its maximum TBW in two years.
- Questions raised about M1 Mac SSD longevity, based on incomplete data
One user complains that their M1 Mac’s SSD is at 1% usage at over 2 months of age. Another’s M1 13-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB of memory and 2TB of storage reads as having used 3% in two months. In some severe cases, the usage percentage is allegedly above 10%.
- Apple Macs with M1 chip reportedly suffering excessive SSD wear in some cases
Apple Macs with M1 chips are reportedly suffering at the hands of excessive wear on the SSD in some cases, although it should be made clear upfront that this purported issue is only seriously affecting a “handful” of Mac owners.
On Twitter & many other forums, users of the latest MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini models are reporting SSD (solid-state-drive) wear rates far higher than expected. If the figures are accurate and the trend continues, it could mean worryingly vrey-short lifespans for Apple’s latest notebooks.
But the real problem with this M1 Mac is that everything is practically “glued” (soldered) to it, meaning it is virtually impossible to change a memory DIMM/SIMM, an SSD or a faulty video card on your own.
In fact, there is no possibility of upgrade …
Apple is practically forcing M1 Mac users to sooner or later throw their laptop in the trash and buy a new one!
If at present there are still Apple laptops on the market that are over 10 years old and still work very well, this will not happen with current models, because every day of its use, leads to constant and irreversible wear of the SSD!
It should still be a lesson for everyone who will try such tricks with their customers in the future: Some parts must remain easy to change, and the SSD is a piece that must remain accessible and easy to change, otherwise you make fun of customers, it is theft on the face !
the legislation should force manufacturers to make devices that are much easier to service, not to fill the world with electronic garbage, for which very expensive and polluting resources have been used!