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Spotify App For Mac And Windows Is Slowly Killing Your Laptop SSDs, Here’s Proof

Posted on the 11 November 2016 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

After the Spotify user koutasn noticed the culprit behind the increase of his SSD usage, dozens of
others, from both Windows and Mac platforms, started reporting similar incidents of their
Spotify app writing to their hard drives at extremely high levels at over 100GB per day and beyond.
Even when there’s only a single track on loop.

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This is not great news for Laptop users. As you may know, heavy HDD writing could actually
shorten the lifespan of your SSDs.

A Spotify spokesperson has told Ars Technica that this issue has been fixed in the upcoming update of the desktop app. So, until then, you should avoid using the Spotify desktop app and switch to the web version.

“We’ve seen some questions in our community around the amount of written data using the Spotify client on desktop. These have been reviewed and any potential concerns have now been addressed in version 1.0.42, currently rolling out to all users.”

Or, just do what everyone else does: Piracy, baby! đŸ˜‰

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