Game Developer Claims One Second Load Times are Coming

With the arrival of the DirectStorage API for Windows, game developers have begun talking about what it could mean for future games. The technology is currently in-use on the Xbox Series X and is part of the console’s Velocity Architecture. It allows for faster loading and decompression of game assets,…

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Active Cooling Solutions Emerge for Upcoming PCIe 5.0 SSDs

(Image: Ithome) We love SSDs for so many reasons: they’re silent, they move data so much faster than hard drives it’s orgasmic at times, they’re tiny and easy to tuck out of the way, they’re affordable in reasonable capacities, and they don’t get very  hot, or at least current models…

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Samsung Blames Pandemic for Bait-and-Switching Customers

A few weeks ago, we covered the news that multiple SSD manufacturers including Crucial, Western Digital, and Samsung had been caught bait-and-switching customers. Specifically, the new drives these companies are shipping do not always offer as much performance as the versions sampled for review. We heard from Crucial and Western…

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