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Spotify devours hard drives due to a bug in its desktop client



Spotify devours hard drives due to a bug in its desktop client


Spotify has managed to find and correct a serious bug that could cause serious problems in the version of its client for desktop computers. The cache failure caused unusable data to be downloaded at an alarming rate, thus consuming the hard drive space of the computer at full speed, as much as 10 GB per hour. Something that is unacceptable in itself, but that for SSD drives, which have a write limit, can be fatal. The good news is that the cavalry is on its way.

International Business Times echoes this bug, which caused that while Spotify played songs the space was reduced due to the accumulation of junk files, and its correction in a new version, 1.0.42, which is now available. From the Help section of Spotify, in the About Spotify option, in addition to informing you of your version, you will find a notice to update if you are still at 1.0.41 or lower.

“This is incredibly excessive and is going to kill a lot of disk drives over time. I have registered almost 100 GB of writing in a single day if I am actively using Spotify ”, a user tells the aforementioned website. It seems that luckily you can now enjoy music without further worry. Let’s hope…