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Microsoft’s Resilient File System (ReFS)

Eric Shanks of The IT Hollow comments:

Microsoft has a new file system designed to increase data integrity, scalability and availability called the Resilient File System (ReFS).  This file system has leveraged many of the NTFS file system goodies and expanded them to make it more scalable and prevent corruptions.  ReFS was released with Server 2012 and at the moment is designed for use with file shares.  It cannot be used as a boot volume at the present time, but this file system seems poised to replace NTFS down the road.

Microsoft has always done a good job at file systems. NTFS is starting to get a bit long in the tooth for today’s applications, so it’s good to see a viable successor being developed.

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