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.

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MinionMan74
Casual Listener

Ok I found this:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Community-Blog/Release-Notes-Spotify-for-Desktop/ba-p/39215...

 

Spotify: WHY DID YOU STOPPED UPDATING THAT !?!

 

I just voted this:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/All-Platforms-Release-Notes/idi-p/1483524

 

..which is actually closed and linked to this:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/All-Platforms-Changelog-after-each-Update-In-App/idi-p/1...

 

...aaaand surprise surprise, its status says "not right now".

Why the need to cover up? And really what is wrong with some honesty? People forgive easier and faster when you are open with any and all issues. No shame in that.

chartz2
Newbie

New version successfully installed. And problem solved.

But who is going to pay for the resulting reduced SSD life expectancy?

On my MacBook Pro (Sierra) it wrote about 300 Mb in 5 minutes. 

asalceanu
Newbie

Well, the **bleep** just hit the fan - Spotify will have some explaining to do, finally. And hopefully this forum's moderator will be fired: 

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/11/for-five-months-spotify-has-badly-abused-users...

Chris__s
Gig Goer
Status changed to: Closed
Update: Version 1.0.42 of the desktop app has now been rolled out to 100% of users. If you'd like to force this update, head to Spotify > About Spotify (Mac) or Help > About Spotify (Windows) and you should be prompted to download version 1.0.42 if you haven't already automatically. You will then need to restart the app to start running this version.
 

10/11/2016 - We've seen some questions in our Community around the amount of written data using the Spotify client on desktop. These have been reviewed and any potential concerns have now been addressed in version 1.0.42, currently rolling out to all users.

Christian811
Newbie

Same issue! Spotify, please fix it!

Christian811
Newbie

Same Problem! Spotify, please fix it!

chartz2
Newbie

Yes, moderator Chris, but will Spotify give us money to replace our worn out and expensive Apple SSD drives?

Seriously? 

The number of computers affected on the planet must be frighteningly high. 

Methinks class action is in the air...

nugatu
Newbie

Absolutely no difference. After 15 minutes, there is 250MB of writted data. No download, just launched app in iddle state.. But I have notice, that amount of data grows fitfully

 

   Runtime in minutes            Written data
   1   6 MB
   2   7 MB
   3   7 MB
   4   7 MB
   5   107 MB

etc..

smartins
Newbie

I just checked my Samsung 850 EVO total bytes written and I'm at 30 TB!!!

 

Totally unacceptable, that amounts to 100 GB of writes per day given the time I have the drive!

chartz2
Newbie

Okay. This didn't last long.

I've just checked and it's back: 300 Mb in 5 minutes, just like before. Come on lads!

I can't even play a video while it's writing.

Anybody there?