The Windows 10 updates nowadays are really unpredictable. Recently Windows 10 bug SSD surfaced and it could be slowly damaging your SSDs. But fortunately the fix is on the way in the next update.
Microsoft updated Windows to Windows 2004 with some numerous changes. This bug reportedly comes up with the May 2020 update for Windows 10. This update introduced a bug that causes incorrectly to determine when the last time the disk was defragged.
We all know, periodic defragment of Hard Disk Drives is a good thing and its surely speeds up the performance and maintain its life. But in the case of SSDs if you do you do defragment more often it will shorten the SSDs life span.
In simple words, When you access the files on your hard disk drives the data or files gets scattered. So the Defragment relocates those scattered bits of data so they will be close to each other. A hard disk drive has spinning parts so it takes time to reach the places where the data is scattered. This is the reason why Hard Disk Drives gets slow over the time. This is where the Disk Defragment comes up and helps arranging the scattered data close to each other.
But there’s different case in SSDs, SSD doesn’t have any spinning stuff like HDDs. here, frequent defragging can actually reduce the life of SSDs. So you might be thinking what this has to do with the Windows 10 bug SSD. Check it out now.
Windows 10 Bug SSD
After the May 2020 update, introduced the Optimize drives feature it caused to incorrectly show the drive is not defragged even if you did already. If you didin’t know the Disk Defragment is handled by Windows 10 automatically which runs as scheduled. So suppose, you have just defragged your SSD automatically as per the schedule. But due to incorrect reporting when you reboot your system it will again defrag your SSD.
In my case, I hardly reboot my Laptop, but those who have desktop PCs or reboots more often it may be defragging your SSD more often. According to the TechRadar,
Windows 10 is usually able to discern whether to defrag or run a harmless TRIM process on a drive, depending on its type. But if volume snapshots are enabled (so you can revert to a backup using System Restore), it will, in fact, defrag the drive even if it is an SSD.TechRadar
So what’s the fix? Fortunately, Microsoft acknowledged the bug and they have a fix for this Windows 10 Bug SSD. Microsoft responded on the official Microsoft Blog,
Thank you for reporting that the Optimize Drives Control Panel was incorrectly showing that optimization hadn’t run on some devices. We’ve fixed it in this build.MS Blog
The update is available in Windows Insider versions for now. It may roll out for all soon. Till then you need to wait. Till then you can do the below steps to turn off Run On Schedule.
1.) Press Windows key + S to open a search bar.
2.) type “defragment and optimize drives”. Open the program.
3.) Now select your SSD and tap on the change settings.
4.) There you will see the ‘Run On Schedule’ option. Uncheck it.
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