File system questions

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by se7an, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. se7an

    se7an MDL Novice

    Oct 9, 2014
    Guy i use Windows 10 and i have 1tb internel and 1tb external hdd's. Both are formatted in NTFS. I use only windows.

    Now i want to change the file system. Which one to use? NTFS. ReFS. ExFAT.

    Which one gives good read write speed?

    Which one gives recovery from disk failure. ?

    In refs, if my drive fails, it is possible to get data back?

  2. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

    Jul 15, 2016
    I'd advise you to stay as you are and avoid unnecessary adventures.

    All things considered, NTFS continues to be the optimum choice at present. ReFS is newer with superior specification, but has some disadvantages that make it probably too early to switch to it.
  3. vuze4u

    vuze4u MDL Member

    Apr 24, 2010
    I use GPT with MSR removed, NTFS filesystem for my backup drive.

    I recently gave up using USB connection for data backup due to horror stories and personal experience, use SATA cable instead on desktop, and caddy for my laptop, unfortunate laptops with no optical drive bay will have to resort to USB, or preferred NAS.

    Extra protection for files, i use WinRAR archiver as container to prevent original file integrity mismatch when transferred via USB, and if drive's bad sector did happen that damaged the archive, recovery records can repair the archive.