- Windows 10 is to receive a function of the successor, Windows 11.
- “Direct Storage” changes how data is read and processed.
- You need special hardware to use the feature.
The US company Microsoft
With the next-gen consoles Xbox Series X und Series S the manufacturer introduced a new function. “Direct Storage” is supposed to shorten the loading times of games by simultaneously reading data faster and unpacking it with the help of the graphics card, as Microsoft im Developer Blog reported.
The change in how data is read from an NVMe SSD is also to be integrated into Windows 10. The function should be available from Windows 10 Build 1909. However, you also need special hardware for the feature. You must have an NVMe drive. Developers also have to adapt their games specifically.