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The M1 SSD Problem — 6 Months Later

Here’s what really happened

Back in February 2021, M1 Mac users started to notice excessive usage of the internal SSD. This appeared to be down to a lot of memory swapping where data in the memory is temporarily moved to the SSD to free up resources and then load it back in as required. Then, reports of even more extreme SSD usage began to surface. The worst of which seemed to be tens…

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