This wait represents SQL Server waiting for non-data page I/O. It is common for this wait to occur during tempdb spill-over from sort and hash operations

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Suggested solutions

  1. Check to see if tempdb, data and logs are on separate volumes
  2. Optimize queries experiencing tempdb spillage

Additional research

Causes of IO_COMPLETION and WRITE_COMPLETION SQL Server wait types
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