Saying that it will bring DirectStorage technology exclusively to Windows 11, Microsoft changed its mind. This technology, which uses the power of NVMe SSDs to significantly reduce load times in games, offers more performance for gamers.
Speaking at the Windows 11 launch event, Sarah Bond (Corporate Vice President of Xbox) mentioned that this technology will only be in Windows 11, but Microsoft at Redmond announced that DirectStorage technology will also be brought to Windows 10 this weekend. Microsoft Program Manager Hassan Uraizee said that version 1909 and above are compatible with the DirectStorage SDK, but Uraizee did not say when this technology will be released for Windows 10.
Also, another important information, DirectStorage will be supported not only on PCIe 4.0 SSDs, but also on PCI 3.0 SSDs.