Reporting tools, which had reported severe wear on SSDs within Apple Silicon MacBooks, have been corrected by macOS 11.4
Solid State Drives, or SSDs, can only ever be written to once before becoming inoperable. It can take years.
AppleInsider spoke with an Apple source who wasn’t authorized to comment on the company’s behalf. He stated that the problem was caused in part by data reporting issues within the tools that are used to report SSD wear. A source said that SSDs weren’t aging faster due RAM swap or other reasons.
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Apple resolved M1 Mac SSD wear reporting issue in macOS 11.4
This source also informed AppleInsider about the fix for this issue in the most current macOS version. AppleInsider is now able to confirm that macOS 11.4 has correct uptime statistics.
Twitter users including Hector Martin (a developer on the Linux port to Apple Silicon) also reported that this issue was resolved.
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