Major I/O write bytes on the Spotify Desktop app. It will kill SSD drives in record time (fixed)

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EDIT: According to Spotify this issue has been fixed in the 1.0.42 version so the case has been closed. Personally I have no more issues with this anymore on any computer. Thanks everyone for making this happen !!!

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original post:
Major disk write activity detected on the Windows/Mac app. Does not behave like that when using the browser player.

Please look into this thread, more details there:
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web-Player/Spotify-killing-my-SSD/m-p/1365378

 

Attached readouts from a Win7/64 PC during one hour and ten minutes. No offline playlist syncs and zero songs were played during that hour, only the spotify app tray active in background!

No disk drive, SSD or standard HDD can take that rate for a long period of time.

 

PLEASE ADDRESS THIS ISSUE ASAP OR BE THE NEXT SAMSUNG NOTE !!!

 

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Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. As some of you have noted, the prior version of the Spotify desktop client may sometimes have caused unnecessary data to be written to storage devices. This issue has been fixed in the current version of the desktop client (1.0.42), released November 11th, and rolled out to all our users. If you try to run an older version, you will see it automatically restart and update to the new version shortly after you log in.
 
If for some reason you should encounter problems with the auto update, just follow these steps to perform a full reinstall.
 

If you're running a deprecated OS (Windows XP, Vista; OS X 10.7, 10.8), don't worry. A fix has automatically been rolled out to you too. To ensure you're running this version, just close/reopen the desktop app twice.

 
Again, we greatly appreciate your help here, and hope that you will continue to flag issues for us when they arise.
Comments
Richard87
Newbie

Same here, Spotify has written 33 TERRABYTES gigabytes of data since my last reboot (3 days ago, but my laptop have been of probably 75% of that time):

 

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mklasson
Newbie

@Richard87 Fortunately for you that looks like 33 GB to me. Still bad, but nowhere near as bad.


TheSeven
Regular

CrystalDiskInfo is what I'd suggest to check your SSD's SMART data on Windows.

 

It seems like 1.0.42 still writes quite a bit to that database while idle, and still does one VACUUM operation after running for 5 minutes, but doesn't repeat them every 5 minutes anymore, which reduced total write traffic by at least an order of magnitude. I'll continue to watch this...

starsk13
Newbie

Did last update this morning... but it seems it still writes a lot, something like 1gig per hour even when application is not playing any music...

SO ...

>>> no mercy : AppCleaner , bye bye for now Spotify .... fix it !

Richard87
Newbie

Haha,  ofcourse you are right. . .  33gb

Jelman
Newbie

i've got 1.0.42, it is better

Rastalamm
Newbie

25gb a day, everyday! Back to the webplayer!

EDIT: Webplayer is not working :( Says it cannot connect, already tried incognito (chrome) and firefox and safari and the same thing. Back to 8tracks and Pandora until this is fixed.

chartz2
Newbie

Fix it ! 

Can you only imagine how many computers are infected by one of the worst viruses all over the world? Madness!

marcinm
Regular

I have the same problem :( about 20TB written by Spotify in a few months...

doppioslash
Casual Listener

Got 1.0.42.151.g19de0aa6 on Mac OS X 10.10.5, still writing gigabytes. 

NOT FIXED.