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Microsoft will enable a technology called DirectStorage on Windows 10 systems
It was announced last year that Microsoft will enable a technology called DirectStorage on Windows 10 systems, ie on the PC platform, which is developed for faster loading of games on Xbox Series X and S consoles. It is a technology that solves the problem of obsolescence and limitations of program interfaces in executing a large number of requests to load data into memory.

In other words, DirectStorage technology solves the invisible problem we've had for years - that game loading hasn't accelerated significantly, although data transfer speeds from SSDs have skyrocketed in recent years. No matter what kind of rabid PC you have, games due to the limitations of the programming interface could not use the full potential of the disk, no matter how fast it was.

That should change in the future and DirectStorage should become supported in the next major update of Windows 10. Microsoft has now revealed what hardware will be needed to reap the benefits of that technology.

Logically, you will need an NVMe SSD - nothing without it because the classic SATA interface SSDs will not get any benefits or improvements. But the good news is that you won’t need NVMe drives that use the PCIe 4.0 interface - as on XSX / S and PS5 consoles. The previous generation NVMe SSDs, ie PCIe 3.0, will also be supported.
 
Nice to see that the PC won’t be left behind, re the architectural improvements to speed on the new consoles.

I want more games loading in 5 seconds or under, as we’ve infrequently seen on said consoles. 8 or 10 still isn’t enough for me. I want to be back in the cartridge days where you’re only ever pulled out of a game for a second of black screen
 
This is good, I like it. Having nvme ssd and not getting the most of its potential is frustrating at times when you see those stupid loading implemented in different ways

Nice to see that the PC won’t be left behind, re the architectural improvements to speed on the new consoles.
Yeah. Sometimes a fast SSD won’t allow you to get away with that speed during loading