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The NTFS file system supports file paths limited to 255 characters, while the ReFS file name supports up to 32768 characters. The maximum volume size supported by NTFS is 16-Exabytes, and the ReFS file system supports the maximum volume size of up to 262144 exabytes. How do the two systems compare with one another?What is refs in Windows Server 2016 and 2019?
Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 introduced a few additional functions to the file system. The essential inclusion or change brought by ReFS to the older NTFS system include improved resilience to the corruption of your data.What is ReFS file system?
ReFS is a new file system that Microsoft introduced in 2012 as an alternative/successor to the popular and old NTFS we all use. It had new improvements like support for longer file names and was much more resilient to data corruptions in a multi disk array.What is refs and why should I use it?
The ReFS system will help you with its automated data integrity scanners that check the files as an ongoing background asynchronous task. This is once again in sharp contrast to the NTFS system which monitors the data only when writing and reading from it.