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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
Capacity1024 GB
Interface
Announced30.11.2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - DiskSpd
48.7 pt (57%)
AS SSD - Copy Game
1135 MB/s (19%)
AS SSD - Copy Program
584 MB/s (22%)
AS SSD - Copy ISO
1995 MB/s (57%)
AS SSD - Score Total
4317 Points (58%)
AS SSD - Score Write
2018 Points (56%)
AS SSD - Score Read
1536 Points (59%)
AS SSD - Access Time Write *
0.1 ms (0%)
AS SSD - Access Time Read *
0.1 ms (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 - Sequential Write
2289 MB/s (55%)
AS SSD - Sequential Read
2531 MB/s (52%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5/6 Write 4K
55.5 MB/s (13%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5/6 Read 4K
16.2 MB/s (0%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5 Write Seq
1959 MB/s (46%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5 Read Seq
1763 MB/s (33%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1
399 MB/s (23%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1
648 MB/s (41%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1
2727 MB/s (62%)
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6 - CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1
3242 MB/s (36%)
PCMark 8 - PCMark 8 Storage v2
1818 Points (35%)
DiskSpd - DiskSpd 4k_q1t1_write
43.5 MB/s (17%)
DiskSpd - DiskSpd 4k_q1t1_read
17.3 MB/s (7%)
DiskSpd - DiskSpd 4k_q32t16_write
816 MB/s (25%)
DiskSpd - DiskSpd seq_write
2198 MB/s (68%)
DiskSpd - DiskSpd seq_read
1804 MB/s (58%)
DiskSpd - DiskSpd seq_q8t1_write
2795 MB/s (80%)
DiskSpd - DiskSpd seq_q8t1_read
3296 MB/s (91%)
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2020-03-21)