Microsoft to remove ReFS support from Windows 10 Pro


With the launch of the Windows 8 Microsoft introduced the new file system called ReFS (Resilient file system) in 2012. Later on it inherited into the Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

The Resilient file system is designed to maximize the data availability, scale efficiently to large data sets across different workloads. It also provides data integrity by means of resiliency to corruption. The ReFS file system features integrated checksums to detect data corruption. It mans it can automatically reconstruct damaged data from software-defined arrays. Take a note ReFS is not a real alternative to NTFS.

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With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Microsoft is going to fend ReFS support. Creation ReFS ability will be limited to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Workstation. Creation ability will be removed from all other editions. All other editions will have Read and Write ability. In case if you don’t know Windows  Operating System uses traditional NTFS file system since, ReFS isn’t bootable.

However, Resilient file system is not a mainstream feature for all Windows 10 version. It is specially optimized for the high performance devices which includes  four processors  and 6TB RAM. This could be a very bold move from the company and the reason behind this is yet to reveal. Microsoft listed this in “Features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update” article.

Microsoft working on yet another version of Windows 10. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations includes persistent memory, faster file sharing and expanded hardware support. Furthermore, it will also support exotic server-grade hardware, non-volatile main memory and high-speed network adaptors.