Windows 8 to Drop NTFS Formatting for ReFS
Fresh from the Microsoft Blog, Windows 8 will introduce a new file system format, ReFS (Resilient File System). ReFS was built off NTFS's architecture, while adding in auto-correct features, scalability, and resiliency against data corruption. The new formatting also increases the maximum filesize to 18.45 Exabytes (1.845 x 10^19 Bytes). To put this in perspective, that's 200 times the data contained on the web – or for us Star Trek Nerds 180 times Lt. Cmdr. Data's maximum data storage of 800 quadrillion bits. Thanks WolframAlpha for that poignant information.