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.

 
 
 

 

 

Source:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/01/16/building-the-next-generation-file-system-for-windows-refs.aspx

Shane Paris

​Shane is the founder and Technical Editor-in-Chief here at That's It Guys. He enjoys Star Trek, 80s and 90s action movies, and everything tech related. Shane is highly skilled with computer hardware, software, and electronics.