NTFS is getting a little long in the tooth. It has been, and continues to be, a rock-solid file system on which most of the world’s data on disk is stored. And it is still the default disk format for installations of Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.
Enter ReFS – the new Resilient File System available with Windows Server 2012. In today’s “31 Days of our Favorite Things” article, Keith Mayer describes in detail the benefits of the new ReFS, how it compares to NTFS, and when you might want to choose it as the format for a new data volume.