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|This page was nominated for deletion on 29 December 2011 (UTC). The result of the discussion was merge to Windows Server 8.|
Whilst I'm sure Protogon will be something that evolves throughout the course of Windows 8's development, it is nonetheless a given at this point that the Filesystem is definitely something new - the only "rumour" aspect of this is whether or not it's a redux of WinFS. In any case, it should be inherently clear that the introduction of a new filesystem in Windows is noteworthy. -- Olipro (talk) 08:45, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
- I think it's becoming apparent that Protogon isn't WinFS reincarnate. If I can source that, I'll add it. —voidxor (talk | contrib) 20:41, 2 October 2011 (UTC)
ReFS is for Resilient FileSystem or Relational FileSystem? Read this post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/winfs/archive/2006/06/26/648075.aspx from MS about WinFS. --Claudio91.p8 (talk) 03:18, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
- The same source that told us it's now ReFS told us it's Resilient File System. We've been given no reason to believe it's related to WinFS, the Relational Filesystem. - Josh (talk | contribs) 20:31, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
- It was shown officially ReFS of Windows Server 2012 R2 is to support named streams. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc232128.aspx#id8 --18.104.22.168 (talk) 20:47, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Windows 8.1 supports ReFS. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831724.aspx#BKMK_ReFSclient --22.214.171.124 (talk) 05:38, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
Drobo - Performance and competitor comparisons
I have no problem with someone removing reference to Drobo if they want to, but I'm not. I think the justification for mentioning it is that both ReFS and Drobo provide ways to store files on disks. Also, from reports of disks used in Drobo being unrecoverable on computers when the Drobo fails, I suspect that they might use their own filesystem. MarkGyver (talk) 03:14, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
The criticism "offerings such as Drobo used proprietary methods which have no fallback if the company behind them fails" is equally applicable to ReFS, and in the context of this article about a proprietary filesystem from Microsoft, seems somewhat hollow. Jon (talk) 23:41, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Hello! 32-bit Windows 8.1 doesn't support ReFS, while 64-bit versions does, out of the box. I checked it out.
ReFS, as a new filesystem was first a server technology, debuted in Windows 2012 (but not in the equivalent client OS, Windows 8). After some refinements in Windows 2012 R2, ReFS made its (limited) way into Windows 8.1 (the equivalent client OS for the 2012 R2 Server). As an important side note, Microsoft's server operating systems are 64-bit only since Windows 2008 R2. Now, probably it was easy to transfer the ReFS filesystem driver from the 64-bit server version to the 64-bit client version, and it would have been significantly harder to compile a new, 32-bit version of it, but I'm only guessing of course. It is a fact, though, that c:\Windows\system32\drivers\ReFS.sys exists on a 64-bit install of Windows 8.1, but it is missing from the 32-bit version (I checked in the installation media as well).
- However, 32-bit Windows PE/RE has read-writable 32-bit refs.sys.And can format.
Be harder to compile is not reason.--126.96.36.199 (talk) 13:29, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
Performance and competitor comparisons
Shouldn't the first paragraph be removed ? The only source is some blog post by a guy who "read about ZFS" and speculates without really knowing what he is talking about. The claim that ZFS memory usage rules it out from "a large number of medium and smaller systems" seems entirely speculative. It's based on a comparison that doesn't make any sense of the memory usage of ZFS with deduplication enabled and ReFS with it disabled, and it's admitted in the same paragraph that ReFS doesn't have this feature and that when it's disabled "ZFS has memory requirement of only a few hundred MB" (which is vague and doesn't say anything about how it compares to ReFS).
- The first paragraph is based on a source that mostly compares ReFS to a generic hardware RAID controller, so it sucks at comparing ReFS to ZFS. Remove it if you wish. That said, the section should eventually discuss all of ReFS's main competitors, which I believe includes ZFS, btrfs, and probably other RAID implementations. Disclaimer: I'm a long-time Linux user who's been using btrfs for about a year, so my biases are slanted against companies and products that don't support Linux. MarkGyver (talk) 06:56, 5 June 2015 (UTC)