ReFS support in Windows 10 Creators Update v1703

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  1. oliverjia

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    #1 oliverjia, Apr 6, 2017
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    Just identified that Windows 10 Creators Update can format Internal HDD, external HDD using ReFS file system without any registry hack. What's more interesting is, despite all the current documentation saying that UFD could not be formatted with ReFS, I just successfully did on a 8GB UFD on my computer.
    It also appears you could format a single volume HDD/UFD device without any logical volume mirrors. Could not find any further documentation of this feature in Creators Update. Anyone has further ReFS information for Creators Update?
     

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    Windows 10 build 15042 New ReFs Format
    27/02/2017Windows 10 build 15042 New ReFs Format.

    Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 with support for Resilient File System (ReFs). Now you can find this format in Windows 10 build 15042.

    ReFS supports a theoretical maximum volume size of one yottabyte, which is equal to one trillion terabytes.
    A single file on an ReFS volume can be 16 exabytes (one million terabytes) in size.

    ReFS is designed as the new generation file system for Windows.
     
  3. Full inu

    Full inu MDL Senior Member

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    So, ReFS now working out-of-the-box?
    Such interesting story, wondering why noone make news article about it!

    This, and also this:
    I'm love these underhood changes. :eek:
     
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    Yes, I personally think the native out-of-the-box ReFS support in Creators Update is a big one, certainly worth mentioning in any review articles on Creators Update. I am in the process of re-formatting all my HDD/UFDs with ReFS and enable BitLocker subsequently on all of these data drives.
     
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    #5 kallstrom_74, Apr 6, 2017
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    so...is it better than ntfs than is used? i just have a C: drive with windows and some games and programs, and a D: drive for downloads
     
  6. oliverjia

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    ReFS = Resilient File System
     
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    updated my posting :) will i benefit something if i go over to reFS?
     
  8. dhjohns

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    But you still can't boot from them, correct?
     
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    Correct. Currently ReFS is only for data drives, it does not support boot drive yet.
     
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    ReFS is said to be faster than NTFS, but it's be obvious probably with a large set of data. With (if)small amount of data on your D: drive, the only advantage you can get from ReFS is data should be more resilient from corruption. But that's why I want ReFS over its speed: data integrity.
     
  11. Mr.X

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    What do you mean?
    Are you saying it is bootable?
     
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    Can system SSD be formatted with ReFS? Are there any performance benefits to using ReFS over NTFS? I know ReFS does not use checkdisk and such and I guess safer, which makes me think it is slower...
     
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    No, I mean in Creators Update, a UFD can be formatted using ReFS as a data drive. In the Microsoft documentation, at the end of the table it said UFDs can not be formatted with ReFS, which appears to be outdated info.

    "Supported on removable media:No"
     
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    No, currently ReFS does not support boot drive. ReFS should be faster if you transfer a large amount of data between data drives.
     
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    Ah yes, got it.
     
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    Well, no wonder ReFS is called resilient file system:
     

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    Well, it appears some UFDs can be formatted with ReFS while some others can not. said "The file system is incompatible". Wonder what gives.