Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

high performance file systemShort for high-performance file system, HPFS was first introduced with IBM's OS/2 version 1.2. HPFS is available on subsequent versions, as well as with Microsoft Windows NT 3.0. HPFS supports long file names and large hard drives when compared to FAT.

HPFS features

  • HPFS supports a maximum of 64 GBytes
  • HPFS386 is a 32-bit version of HPFS used with IBM LAN Server Advanced and Warp Server Advanced.

Note: HPFS is not commonly used with today's computers and servers.

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