It is unusual, however, not impossible that any latest update on software causes it to be vulnerable. This is recently happening with the latest update of Windows 10, where reports conclude it introduces bugs. This bug is responsible for slowly damaging your Solid-State Drive. According to a recent report from Bleeping Computer, the latest bug in the windows for ‘Defragment and Optimize with Windows‘. More so, now this will mean that as an attempt to reboot your computer, it will defragment your SSD. This is not great news for any software. Microsoft is currently fixing this bug on its operating system. One of the upsides of the SSDs over the HDD is its long lifespan because it is not a moving part. Now, what would be the harm of defragmenting? This will hurt the lifespan of the drive. More so, every time you try to reboot, your drive is defragging.
Windows Update Introduces Bugs
Microsoft is currently trying to fix the bug with an upcoming update. But as for experts, who are working on reaching out to the masses, they’re defining possible causes. However, the most affected will be those who turn their computers on and off every day. Once the system is turned off, it tells the computer that the device is up for a reboot. Now, you can guess what severe damage could be inflicted on their SSDs since they will be defragging every time. There is no possible way to ensure it doesn’t happen. This is because the system runs automatically. Eventually, the next update might come with some better fixations, but that is all we can hope for.
Microsoft rolled the update out in May 2020 but the bug that infuses problems on the drive. In the common man’s language, the bug causes the drive to read about the optimization incorrectly. More so, every time you open it, it would say that your drive needs to be optimized. This leads to wearing off of a very important drive. Therefore, for now, you must hang on to the next update while scheduling the optimizing of your drive to ‘run on a schedule’. For more help, call your tech-experts and company providers.