File sizes will supposedly be much smaller. (Gaming)

by ZackDark @, Not behind you. NO! Don't look., Tuesday, September 08, 2020, 22:10 (17 days ago) @ Cody Miller

I wasn't aware they did this with HDDs, which have much faster seek times but maybe? Most games nowadays install to the HDD from the disc and don't run directly off the optical media. But that's the general principle of why they did that.

They also typically don't run directly from the HDD either. Stuff is offloaded to the RAM, which have insanely faster read-times than HDDs. With blazing fast SSDs, read times are a lot closer to RAM times, so maybe in the near future we'll skip RAM all together and just focus on CPU cache and SSDs?

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