Apple currently uses SSDs for mass storage of its MacBook across the entire range. This helps the system to work much faster, since the speed of writing and reading is significantly higher in solid memories than in classic HDDs. It was last summer when Intel announced Xpoint 3D, a new storage that was an important step forward in memory technology. It is up to 1000 times faster and more durable than the current Flash NAND, which makes them incredibly attractive to the MacBook business, and Apple has always been interested in the forefront of storage for their computers.
During the first half of 2016 we will find the first product with 3D Xpoint technology, it will be an SSD called Optane and that could come in the renewal of the MacBook that we all expect for next month. In fact, it is likely that next week something about new hardware elements will be discussed in the range of Apple laptops. This new memory is also compatible with the NVM Express protocol that is currently used with SSDs. and that provides fantastic performance.
The current MacBook Pro Retina already uses the NVMe protocol, and most likely as I said in a previous article is that next week the arrival of Intel Skylake low-power processors is announced for the entire range of apple laptops . If we consider that these laptops currently support the NVMe protocol, there is no excuse for not using these new Intel memories that promise amazing speeds. Intel Optane SSDs would significantly improve the performance of current SSDs, what we do not know is if this would be noticed beyond the usual use, since the current SSDs of the MacBook Pro Retina work incredibly fast.
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