How to Use DirectStorage in Windows 11?

Direct Storage is a real boon for enhancing quick loading of games on your PC but this can be given effect to if you use Direct Storage in Windows 11 in accordance with the prescribed procedure. This quick guide explains how to use Direct Storage in Windows 11 so that you have a sheer enriching gaming experience always.

Using Direct Storage in Windows 11

You must primarily ensure that your PC supports and is actually compatible with Graphics and Direct Storage as your PC will automatically leverage the Direct Storage feature in that case.

Note 1: What can be additionally said in this context is that your PC must compulsorily have NVMe SSD to ensure the seamless working of Direct Storage on your PC.

Note 2: As regards additional system-based specifications things that are essentially required to be ensured for the working of Direct Storage are mentioned hereunder.

  • Your system also needs to have a video card that supports DirectX 12 and Shader Model 6.0.
  • The latest version of Windows 11

Reviewing Whether Your PC can Use Direct Storage in Windows 11 

If you have suspicions about whether your system is capable of enforcing the Direct Storage feature automatically then you can check the same in the following way.

Step 1 - Begin by jointly pressing the “Windows + G” buttons followed by selecting the “Gear” icon.

Step 2 - Thereafter, you must select the “Gaming Features” option by clicking on the same.

Step 3 - Continue by looking into the “Messages” section which must show that “Your system is DirectX 12 Ultimate ready” and “Direct Storage supported”. If both these messages are reflected then you don’t have to worry at all as the Direct Storage feature is supported on your PC.

  • Mick Jone
  • Category: How-to
  • Last Update: 5 months ago