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Refurbished Mac mini Apple M1 512gb (759$) - https://www.apple.com/shop/produc...31f22078a0 OOS > Back In Stock


Refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Air Apple M1 256gb (849$) - https://www.apple.com/shop/produc...31f22078a0OOS > Back In Stock

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8GB M1 MacBook and Mac mini have excessive ssd read/write issues that significantly reduce ssd lifespan. 16gb is a must.

Edit: for those who still wonder, read this

M1 Mac Users Report Excessive SSD Wear
https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02...-ssd-wear/

and

How worried should you be about your M1 Mac's SSD lifespan?
https://www.macworld.com/article/...espan.html

There are two major causes:

1. small ram (8GB total, including 2-4GB for VRAM, only 4-6GB left for the system and applications) and ARM chipsets' increasing demand for RAM (due to weak RAM management on the legacy Unix/Linux memory/swap system with ARM instruction sets).
Apple's solution: disproportionately increases the size and usage of the swap partition;

2. Rosetta 2 translation demands larger RAM than X86, X64 precompiled apps.
Apple's solution: disproportionately increases the size and usage of the swap partition, again.

So, you would expect a significant reduction in SSD lifespan on an M1 Mac compared to an Intel mac, not to mention a Windows pc which has a much more robust ram/pagefile management system.
Just to be aware I checked on an Intel Mac mini I use at work and the SSD is also reporting high amount of writes (write amplification). So I don't think this is M1 specific. It's not macOS Big Sur either cuz I'm still using Catalina.

I posted in MacRumors but the thread is so long it's buried.

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8GB M1 MacBook and Mac mini have excessive ssd read/write issues that significantly reduce ssd lifespan. 16gb is a must.

Edit: for those who still wonder, read this

M1 Mac Users Report Excessive SSD Wear
https://www.macrumors.com/2021/02...-ssd-wear/

and

How worried should you be about your M1 Mac's SSD lifespan?
https://www.macworld.com/article/...espan.html

There are two major causes:

1. small ram (8GB total, including 2-4GB for VRAM, only 4-6GB left for the system and applications) and ARM chipsets' increasing demand for RAM (due to weak RAM management on the legacy Unix/Linux memory/swap system with ARM instruction sets).
Apple's solution: disproportionately increases the size and usage of the swap partition;

2. Rosetta 2 translation demands larger RAM than X86, X64 precompiled apps.
Apple's solution: disproportionately increases the size and usage of the swap partition, again.

So, you would expect a significant reduction in SSD lifespan on an M1 Mac compared to an Intel mac, not to mention a Windows pc which has a much more robust ram/pagefile management system.
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8GB M1 MacBook and Mac mini have excessive ssd read/write issues that significantly reduces ssd lifespan. 16gb is a must.
Link, please.
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Better off waiting for one to pop up open box on Best Buy. $649 and like new despite the fair listing.
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Quote from geektech :
8GB M1 MacBook and Mac mini have excessive ssd read/write issues that significantly reduces ssd lifespan. 16gb is a must.
Just to be aware I checked on an Intel Mac mini I use at work and the SSD is also reporting high amount of writes (write amplification). So I don't think this is M1 specific. It's not macOS Big Sur either cuz I'm still using Catalina.

I posted in MacRumors but the thread is so long it's buried.
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Normal price on Apple refurbished for both mini and air
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These MBAs have been for sale open box at Best Buy for months at better discounts. I picked up two silver M1s for $629+tax each. Fantastic machines.
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