macOS 11.4 update fixed the bug that killed SSDs!

Apple is known to make great software, which works in tandem with their great hardware. But like everyone else, they are also prone to making mistakes, and they made a big one when macOS on M1 Macs was killing the inbuilt SSDs! ( Or was it? )

The bug was first reported back in February, and was covered by us in depth. Apple hadn’t put a comment on the issue, and we were left figuring out a fix on ourselves, to no avail. The problem cited major concerns as well, as the inbuilt SSD is non-replaceable or user-repairable, making users all the more scared.

Apple has finally taken measures to fix this problem, and are pushing out the recent update to users relief. As it turns out from an insider Apple source, there was no real problem with SSD writes, but the software was just reporting them incorrectly. This brings a major relief to the users, as SSDs are consumable products and die over time, which is an irreversible process.

Interestingly enough, the origin leakster who reported that the bug was causing insanely high writes and killing SSDs isn’t just a mis-reporting bug and maintains that it is an actual problem causing drive wear out.

Anyhow, the problem has been resolved in the macOS 11.4 update, and you don’t need to worry about your shiny new Mac needed to being sent to a repair center soon! That 11.4 update also applies a bunch of security fixes, and cures some bugs including problems with Safari.

What do you think about this update? Do you think that Apple is actually hiding a major blunder? Let us know in the comments below!

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