Windows 10 to Start Warning Users of Upcoming SSD Failure

Windows 10 to Start Warning Users of Upcoming SSD Failure

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If you see this message display on your system – backup now.

With the advent of Solid State Drives, the world began to see the possibilities of what a faster read and write speed on your hard drive can really do.

With the addition of a Pro there naturally has to be a counter – and in this case that negative is that while SSD’s fail less often, they usually just stop working instead of giving any type of heads up or indicators of upcoming failure.

Microsoft is working towards addressing this issue with a new drive health monitoring feature being released to Windows 10 in Build 20226.

The New Drive Health Monitoring feature is designed to detect hardware abnormalities for NVMe SSDs.

Brandon LeBlanc – Senior Program Manager at Microsoft

The announcement of the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20226 included the verbiage to be expected as “A storage device may be at risk of failure and requires your attention.”

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It has been suggested that if you see this message, stop everything you are doing and backup.

With the latest Build 20226 update, go to Settings > System > Storage > Manage disks and volumes > Properties where the new Drive Health Information will be located.

Here you will find diagnostic information related to current temperature, estimate life remaining and any additional warnings. This screen will also present the option to ‘backup now’ for added efficiency.

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