AMD’s StoreMI tech is dead, but a “replacement solution” is planned

AMD's StoreMI tech is dead, but an

AMD’s StoreMI tech is dead, but a “replacement solution” is planned

At the end of last month, AMD killed off its StoreMI technology, an AMD-branded version of Enmotus’ FuzeDrive software. This software allowed users of AMD Ryzen processors and 400-series motherboards to accelerate their systems by using tiered storage, merging slower storage solutions with fast SSD drives or DRAM to enable read/write acceleration and increased overall system performance.

So why are we talking about a dead technology? After March 31st, AMD users could no longer download StoreMI. Yes, StoreMI is dead, but that doesn’t mean that AMD has no plans to replace it. 

When AMD revealed the end date of its StoreMI support, AMD announced that the company would “focus its internal development resources on a replacement solution with a rearchitected feature set”, confirming that an alternative is coming later this year. Right now, AMD has plans to release its StoreMI replacement in 2Q20, and that is excellent news for future AMD users. 

AMD’s partnership with Enmotus limited StoreMI to being an inferior version of FuzeDrive, a free AMD-only version of FuzeDrive which offers users a limited feature set and an upgrade option to FuzeDrive. AMD’s replacement solution will not have the same downside, allowing AMD to provide its customers more while still keeping the technology as a free AMD-only feature. 

Existing users of StoreMI will be able to continue using their software as normal, with the only change being AMD’s cessation of technical support for the software. Fresh downloads of AMD’s StoreMI technology are no longer available from AMD’s website, and AMD has not authorised any website to offer mirrors or downloads of this technology. 
   

AMD's StoreMI tech is dead, but an  

While it is sad to see StoreMI leave AMD’s product catalogue, it offers the company an interesting opportunity to provide gamers with something better in the near-to-mid-term future. We look forward to seeing that AMD has in store for fans of its StoreMI technology moving forward. 

You can join the discussion on AMD’s plans to create an in-house replacement for StoreMI on the OC3D Forums.