"It is not like SSD are a new technology that MS have had to re-write the OS to support. They worked under the previous version of Windows 10 yet somehow this 'feature update' breaks a previously functional system."
Yes, because either it's a standard interface and so Windows should fall back to a generic driver, or the manufacture provides the driver using the Windows API. The latter can fail if the driver writer uses non-official APIs or MS changes the APIs without notice, neither of which should happen. Since other commentards have reports other SSD with similar issues, maybe it's MS changing the APIs in ways they thought might not damage anything.