Solid State Drives Get Health Monitoring In Windows 10 Update
Do you have a solid state drive (SSD) inside your PC? An increasing percentage of newer models are including them, taking advantage of their better speeds, relative to HDDs.
Unfortunately, a recent Microsoft Windows 10 update wasn't very kind to SSD owners, and caused SSDs to defrag much more frequently than is recommended, which had the effect of shortening their useful lives.
The company has since corrected the issue with another patch, and recently, it has been reported that they've gone a step further. As of now, at least for Windows Insiders, build 20226 includes a new series of alerts designed to draw users' attention to hardware issues that could potentially impact the performance of SSDs and lead to failure.