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Apple SSD AP1024 7171

The AP1024 7171 is the SSD used in some Macbooks including the MB Pro 16 2019. The NVMe class drive's performance is mid-range to high-end by H1 2020 standards. Any user files stored on AP1024 7171 SSDs get encrypted by the Apple T2 security chip, which is probably having a bit of a negative effect on transfer rates. As one would expect from Apple-branded hardware, the AP1024 7171 is not user replaceable as it is permanently attached to the Macbook's motherboard.

Apple is known to source its SSDs from several manufacturers such as Sandisk and Toshiba/Kioxia. Figuring out the exact spec of a AP1024 7171 used in a specific Macbook model might be impossible without disassembling it or consulting apps such as HWINFO.

Notebookcheck says:

... The 1 TB drive in our review unit achieved 2,800 MB/s transfer speeds on macOS 10.15.1, according to Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. The AP1024 can top this in Windows depending on the benchmarking tool used, though. However, the drive falls short of the class average in some areas. 4K transfer speeds with a queue depth of 1 are below-average, for instance, while it performed surprisingly weakly in the PCMark 8 Storage Test too. Overall, other drives like the Samsung 970 Pro edge out the AP1024 on performance - Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 Laptop Review | December 2019

TypeSSD
Sizesoldered inch
Size1024 GB
Interface
Announced30.11.2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - DiskSpd
52 pt (64%)
64 GB eMMC Flash -91%
...
Intel SSDPEMKF512G8 NVMe SSD -12%
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 -11%
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G -10%
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB -3%
Apple SSD AP1024 7171
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ 7%
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ 15%
Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW512G8 16%
Phison PM81000GPMQCN28BTF-E12S4 M.2 NVM SSD 25%
...
0%
100%
AS SSD - Copy Game MB/s
1135 MB/s (61%)
AS SSD - Copy Program MB/s
584 MB/s (49%)
AS SSD - Copy ISO MB/s
1995 MB/s (61%)
AS SSD - Score Total
4317 MB/s (58%)
AS SSD - Score Write
2018 MB/s (56%)
AS SSD - Score Read
1536 MB/s (60%)
AS SSD - Access Time Write *
0.1 MB/s (0%)
AS SSD - Access Time Read *
0.1 MB/s (0%)
AS SSD - 4K-64 Write
1749 MB/s (57%)
AS SSD - 4K-64 Read
1267 MB/s (56%)
AS SSD - 4K Write
39.9 MB/s (0%)
AS SSD - 4K Read
15.9 MB/s (6%)
AS SSD - Seq Write
2289 MB/s (55%)
AS SSD - Seq Read
2531 MB/s (52%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write 4K
55.5 MB/s (13%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read 4K
16.2 MB/s (0%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write Seq
1959 MB/s (46%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read Seq
1763 MB/s (33%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write 4K Q32T1
399 MB/s (23%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read 4K Q32T1
648 MB/s (41%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Write Seq Q32T1
2727 MB/s (62%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - Read Seq Q32T1
3242 MB/s (36%)
PCMark 8 - Storage Score v2
1818 Points (35%)
DiskSpd - 4k q1 t1 write
43.5 MB/s (17%)
DiskSpd - 4k q1 t1 read
17.3 MB/s (10%)
DiskSpd - 4k q32 t16 write
816 MB/s (31%)
DiskSpd - 4k q32 t16 read
765 MB/s (34%)
DiskSpd - seq write
2198 MB/s (68%)
DiskSpd - seq read
1804 MB/s (58%)
DiskSpd - seq q8 t1 write
2795 MB/s (84%)
DiskSpd - seq q8 t1 read
3296 MB/s (92%)
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2020-03-21)