Some users have discovered that Spotify can destroy SSDs if we are not careful.
The useful life of an SSD is less than that of a traditional hard disk; for most users it will not be a problem, as we have already explained on some occasions. The thing changes if we ask a lot of unity, or if a program is performing many daily operations.
Spotify can destroy SSDs by writing GB of data
Now several users are complaining that Spotify is performing a large number of operations in background. This does not seem to be a problem that affects everyone, but it is serious enough to take it into account.
The bug will affect both Windows and Mac versions, and cause Spotify to be constantly writing to disk; This happens even if we have not loaded a list or if we have not played a song.
Some users have shown worrying data; One of them left Spotify for just over an hour and the program wrote 2.8 GB to disk. Others saw similar data: 1 GB in 17 minutes, Others end with 100 GB written after one day of use.
Forget about SSD, Even an HDD will have trouble supporting that daily load..
How to know if the Spotify bug affects us
You can find out if the bug affects you with Task Manager. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete on your keyboard and select Task Manager.
Go to the Details tab and right-click on the columns and click Select Columns.
In the menu check I / O Write Bytes. Accept and a new column will be added to the administrator.
If you click on the new column, processes will be sorted by the number of bytes they have written; Just search for spotify.exe to find out how much it has written. That number is in bytes, so you can use a calculator like this to find out how many MB or GB they are.
In my case, with Spotify just open it has written about 105 million bytes, which is about 100 MB.
Spotify has already stated that they are aware of these issues and that version 1.0.42 include changes in this aspect.