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Windows 10 build 20226 brings new storage health feature to Insiders

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What you need to know

  • Windows 10 build 20226 is available for Insiders in the Dev channel.
  • The build includes a feature designed to detect hardware abnormalities for NVMe SSDs.
  • Microsoft also announced a new device management experience for the Your Phone app on Windows 10.

Windows 10 build 20226 is now available for Insiders on the Dev channel. The update brings a new storage health feature that aims to detect issues with NVMe SSDs. If the feature detects an issue, it will warn people to back up their data.

Here's the complete list of what's new, as outlined by Microsoft in its complete change log:

What's new in Build 20226Storage health monitoring to protect user data Attempting to recover data after drive failure is both frustrating and expensive. This feature is designed to detect hardware abnormalities for NVMe SSDs and notify users with enough time to act. It is strongly recommended that users immediately back up their data after receiving a notification.Clicking on the notification or navigating to the drive properties page in Storage Settings (Settings -> System -> Storage -> Manage disks and volumes -> Properties) will provide additional details.

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In addition to the new build for Windows 10 Insiders, Microsoft also announced a new experience for managing devices in the Your Phone app on Windows 10. the new experience lets you add, remove, and switch between devices directly within the app. The new Your Phone experience will roll out gradually to Insiders.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

6 Comments
  • Great. More alerts and popups no one asked for.
  • I asked for it, troll.
  • I want it too. If you don't like alerts then please switch to another OS, and leave Windows alone.
  • I too welcome this, if it rolls out to the next consumer build it may really help prevent data loss as most computers my company now buys have nvme drives.
  • The irnoy of this going in to testing a couple weeks after a friend's SSD malfunctioned and died, which surprised me. Wonder if this will also roll out to HDDs, though I haven't used any since my previous died a few years ago, I imagine there are quite a few people who still use them. May not be worth the engineering cost though, or even possible.
  • Please be aware there may be a huge sign in issue with this build if you restart.
    Microsoft is looking into it: https://aka.ms/AA9tv4d