Apple Silicon M1 and the intensive use of SSDs: macOS 11.4 solves the question with the new beta

Apple Silicon M1 and the intensive use of SSDs: macOS 11.4 solves the question with the new beta
Apple Silicon M1 and the intensive use of SSDs: macOS 11.4 solves the question with the new beta

A few months ago there were several concerns circulating that the systems’ hardware reporting tools Mac with Apple Silicon processors reported particularly heavy and intensive use of solid-state storage drives, suggesting the risk of excessive wear and consequent premature “death”.

At the time it was not clear whether it was an actual problem or an incorrect response of the reporting tools (which in the Mac environment are not native but third-party, and whose reliability has always been quite questioned), and until now there is no they have been reliable in one sense or another.

However, it seems that the problem was solved in the latest beta of macOS: beta 2 of the macOS 11.4 version now reports correct statistics where previously incorrect indications were reported. The confirmation also comes from independent developers, among which Hector Martin stands out in particular, the one who is working on porting Linux to Apple Silicon which takes the name of Ashai Linux and who discovered the M1RACLES flaw we talked about a few days ago.

The beta2 of macOS Big Sur 11.4 was released to developers starting in the middle of May. There are still no clues about the possible public release, which however should take place shortly, also in view of the appointment with the WorldWide Developer Connection scheduled for next Monday 7 June.

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