Windows 10 2004 SSD bug to be fixed via Windows Update
The latest Windows version 2004 or May 2020 update that was introduced this year came packed with a glitch that might shorten your SSDs longevity.
How much it can shorten the life of your SSDs mostly depends on how often you are rebooting your machine. Since the latest Windows 10 version was released only several months ago it shouldn’t cause that many problems for most users.
Windows 10 system is recording the time since the last SSD defragmentation. Once the computer reboots, the system forgets for how long it’s been since the last defragmentation and starts the process instantly. Since the defragmentation starts unnecessary writes to your SSD it basically shortens its TBW limit.
Even though this sounds bad, it really isn’t that such a big issue since today’s SSD drives use various algorithms to protect drives from wearing out too quickly.
But if you’re still worried, you can rest assured that the fix is on the way via Windows Update and should be available soon.