Insiders get to test a new feature that detects issues with hard drives.

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 20226

Storage 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.

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.