Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Resilient File System, or ReFS, is a proprietary file system developed by Microsoft and initially included in Windows Server 2012. It was intended to be a replacement for NTFS and included improvements. Some of its these features include the removal of the need for chkdsk, hard drive failure handling and redundancy (including RAID), and the ability to handle longer file names and paths. Also, ReFS included virtualization of storage and pooling, as well as the automatic integrity checking and scrubbing of data.

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