Windows 10 will now warn users if their SSD is about to die – TechRadar

In the post accompanying the release, Microsoft notes: “It is highly suggested that users right away back up their data after receiving a notice.”

The notification will connect through to Properties in the ‘Manage volumes and disks’ panel in Settings, where you’ll have the ability to see more detailed information on the SSD in question, including its estimated remaining life and running temperature.

That could be an extremely useful warning to have, naturally enough, for those who have actually purchased a quick NVMe drive for their PC.

Earlier this year, Microsoft was required to reject that a separate Windows 10 update was destructive user SSDs.

Your Phone center

On top of this, build 20266 makes a change to the Your Phone app, presenting a center to handle all your linked gadgets. This means you can quickly remove a phone you’ve hooked up with the app, or include a brand-new gadget, and conveniently switch between your existing supported gadgets (remember, several phones are supported now– that was an ability introduce for testers back in July).

That feature will be rolling out to testers gradually, so you may not see it right away.

As ever, there are a lot of bug fixes applied with this update, and some known concerns as well, which Microsoft details totally in the article introducing the new preview build.

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