Microsoft Windows 10 Update Fixes the SSD Defrag Issue which didn’t record the last system defragmentation causing the OS to assume that defragging occurred after each system restart.
There are a couple of problems with the Defrag Issue. First and most obviously, because not recording defragging increases your risk of catastrophic data loss. Second, SSD’s are significantly more expensive than their HDD counterparts.
Fortunately, Microsoft Windows didn’t waste any time addressing the issue. The company’s most recent update, Windows 10 2004, released as part of the most recent Patch Tuesday Update (KB4571744, build 19041.488), remedies the issue. The Windows 10 Automatic Maintenance function will then work properly where SSD’s are concerned.
There are a couple of silver linings here:
First, while SSD’s are probably the future, they currently only represent a minority of hard drives in use.
Secondly, since SSD’s were the only types of drives impacted, you may not have even been aware of the issue. Even if you are, it hasn’t been happening long enough to shorten the SSD’s life significantly, and the fix to prevent more damage is as simple as installing the latest update.
You will want to download the Windows Updates Defrag Issue to make sure you’re SSD is up to date.