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General News New bug in Windows 10 can harm SSDs; Here's how to fix it

The recent update of Windows 10 brought a bug that can cause troubles to users using SSDs. The problems appeared in reports after the 2004 version of Windows 10 was released in May 2020. Complaints said the optimization tool was failing to record the last time a storage drive had been defragmented. In this way, Windows 10 did more drive optimization than it should, which directly affects the lifespan of an SSD.

A disk is defragmented so that data can be accessed more quickly. However, optimization also wears out the disk itself. Therefore, Windows 10 should know the last time a disk has been optimized so that there is no unnecessary wear and tear. But due to the bug in Version 2004, the disk optimization tool is performing defragments every time the device to which the disk is connected is restarted.

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