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Is ReFS on External (e.g., USB) Drives Still Not Supported in Win 8.1?

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  • I've been running an internal disk drive on ReFS under Windows 8.1 since late last year, and have had nothing but perfect operation from it.

    I know that originally, when Win 8 came out, it was not possible to format an external USB drive to ReFS.  It would clearly be a good choice, given that an external drive might be more prone to taking on errors than an internal one.

    I was just wondering whether the restriction might have been lifted in Update 1, and an external drive can now be formatted ReFS.  I am going to try when I get a little time, but I was just wondering if anyone's already braved the territory.

     

    -Noel


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    Friday, June 20, 2014 5:20 PM

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