ReFS support in Windows 10 Creators Update v1703

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  1. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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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?

    Previous report:

    27/02/2017
    Windows 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.
     
  2. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    I didn't even paid attention to it, nice; but i have no infos about it .
     
  4. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    Interesting. In Disk Management I couldn't create a ReFS partition from Free Space. But I could format an existing partition to ReFS. The partition wasn't compatible with IFW.
     
  5. oliverjia

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    Appears right now the main target of ReFS would be for data drives. ReFS does not support boot drive yet.

    But anyway, I am in the process of re-formatting all my HDD/UFDs with ReFS, and enable BitLocker subsequently on all my internal/external data drives.
     
  6. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Can also use diskpart to create new ReFS partitions.
     
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  8. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    LOL, no wonder ReFS is called resilient file system:

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  9. oliverjia

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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.
     
  10. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    With the next update the creation of ReFS partitions will be only available in Pro for Workstation and Enterprise Editions:
    https://www.ghacks.net/2017/08/21/m...ile-system-create-option-from-windows-10-pro/
     
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    Windows Fall Creators Edition: Windows 10 Pro & Enterprise will have full reFS capability (Create/Modify/Write), all other version will only have Read/Write capability.
     
  12. Mr.X

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    We will need third party solutions for any other Windows versions/editions.
     
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