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Spotify says fix on way for bug that can reduce SSD lifetimes by massive data writes

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<p>Spotify says that a fix is on the way for a bug that results in the Mac, Windows and Linux apps writing massive amounts of data to SSDs even when the app is simply sitting idle.</p>
<p><a href="http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/11/for-five-months-spotify-has-badly-abused-users-storage-drives/" target="_blank">ArsTechnica[/url] highlighted the problem that appears to have existed for at least five months.</p>

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">For almost five months—possibly longer—the Spotify music streaming app has been assaulting users’ storage devices with enough data to potentially take years off their expected lifespans. Reports of tens or in some cases hundreds of gigabytes being written in an hour aren’t uncommon, and occasionally the recorded amounts are measured in terabytes. The overload happens even when Spotify is idle and isn’t storing any songs locally … </span></p>

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