A week ago we told you about the most important new features in Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the next big biannual update that the well-known Microsoft operating system will receive. One of the most interesting was the introduction of an algorithm that makes it possible to make smart and better use of the indexing process that Windows Search uses.
Thanks to this new algorithm it is possible improve performance Windows 10 May 2020 Update on computers that use HDD storage units, but this is not all, too kills high CPU utilization issues that occurred in specific situations and that could compromise system performance.
Windows Latest has had the opportunity to test this new feature and has confirmed that Microsoft has kept its word, that is, that with Windows 10 May 2020 Update we will notice a major improvement in terms of overall fluency if we have it installed in an HDD unit. This has an explanation, and that is that this new algorithm better identifies the times of use of the system and adjusts, accordingly, the activity of the idexator.
For example, if the equipment is at a time of inactivity, the indexer can take advantage of specific operations and consume a certain amount of disk and CPU resources. On the other hand, if it detects that we are carrying out important tasks, it will completely paralyze said activity, and will free up all those resources to improve the user experience.
Windows 10 May 2020 Update improves on an HDD, and on an SSD?
It is a good question, and the answer is clear: no. Don’t worry, don’t put your hands to your head, which has an explanation. HDD drives have a much lower performance Compared with SSDs, they also present important deficiencies that derive from their mechanical nature, among which we can highlight, for example, access times and latencies.
All this means that an HDD can be very affected by an aggressive and frequent indexing process, something that does not happen, however, with an SSD. Said in a simpler and more direct way, the new indexing algorithm of Windows 10 May 2020 Update improves performance on HDD units because these were severely affected by idexing tasks, but There is no major improvement in SSD drives because these were hardly affected.
I remind you that idexation is a process that is linked to the search function of Windows 10, and that is essential to achieve those instant searches that we all know. With this new algorithm present in Windows 10 May 2020 Update, the operating system will avoid carrying out any indexing process when we are actively using the equipment.
Microsoft plans to introduce other improvements in the search for Windows 10 to get even more efficient and optimized use, although these will not arrive until the launch of Windows 10 November 2020 Update.