So, why has Apple transitioned from traditional spinning storage to stolid state? To figure this out, let's look at the last Apple laptop to offer a hard drive. In my research, I found that the first Apple MacBook to stop offering hard drives was the MacBook Air in the Late 2010 model (A1370/A1369). I also found that the first MacBook Pro to stop offering hard drives was the midd 2012 model (A1278/A1286).
Now let's look at how SSDs have changed laptops. Since then laptops have gotten thinner, lighter, and more durable. The fact is SSDs weigh less and are more resistant to drops and bumps. Without the SSD none of the current Apple laptops would be as thin as they are.
From my analysis, Apple has killed off spinning storage because of the desire to push forward. Apple wanted to make thinner laptops and increase the storage speeds possible, which helps in many programs including video editing and data processing. They have stopped using the hard drive to the bulkiness and slow speeds. Hard drives take up a lot more room than m.2 or soldered SSDs.
Thank you for reading. Do you agree with me? Has Apple killed off the Hard Drive due to its slower speed and bigger footprint? Let me know what you think in the comment section below.