LONDON � Music streaming service Spotify plans to release a patch to fix its desktop application, which has been found to repeatedly writing huge amounts of junk data to computer users' hard drives, according toBBC News.�
The BBC noted that reporters from the siteArs Technicafound Spotify was writing as much as 10 GB of data an hour to their computers. This can become a real problem for computers that use solid-state drives (like those used for Macbooks) because unnecessarily writing and rewriting data to this type of drive can shorten its life; data on SSDs can be read and rewritten a limited number of times before the drive begins to fail.
According to the BBC, Spotify said it was aware of the issue and was taking steps to address it with a patch in its latest version. The problem affected users of the app on Windows, Linux and Mac OS.�