Seagate releases DirectStorage Firmware update for their FireCuda 530 SSD

Seagate releases DirectStorage Firmware update for their FireCuda 530 SSD

Seagate has updated their FireCuda 530 series SSDs to deliver boosted performance though DirectStorage

Seagate have released a new firmware update for their FireCuda 530 series of PCIe 4.0 SSDs, optimising the drive for DirectStorage workloads, enabling increased performance in supported software. 

DirectStorage was released by Microsoft to allow software developers to make better use of fast solid state storage mediums, enabling fast software loading times, decreased CPU overhead for storage workloads, and reduced I/O latencies. With their new firmware, Seagate is optimising their FireCuda 530 series for DirectStorage workloads, giving their users a free performance upgrade. 

Below is what Seagate has to say about their free DirectStorage firmware update for their FireCuda 530 series SSDs.

    Breathe fresh life into your already ultrafast FireCuda 530 with this free DirectStorage firmware update. Let us walk you through the simple process for bringing your PC improved performance.

This FireCuda 530 firmware update enables DirectStorage support to supercharge your FireCuda SSD. By reducing CPU overhead and I/O latency, load times and asset streaming are streamlined — allowing for improved multitasking and optimised PC gaming with DirectStorage compatible games. Plus, current and future Seagate customers will receive this update at no cost. 

Seagate releases DirectStorage Firmware update for their FireCuda 530 SSD

Currently, not many games currently support DirectStorage, though the software’s popularity is expected to increase significantly over the next few years. More and more games are making use of fast storage mediums, and that means that new games would benefit from DirectStorage’s CPU overhead and I/O benefits. 

To download and install Seagate’s FireCuda 530 DirectStorage firmware update, follow Seagate’s instructions here. 

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