Hyper-V standalone, ReFS or NTFS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi to all, 

    i am configuring a new hyper-v host 2016 with a 6Tb DAS raid5 to store virtual machines.
    I have read the advantages of ReFS, do you think it is time to use it to store VHDX or is it still better to use NTFS?

    Thank you

    Monday, February 18, 2019 2:31 PM

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  • Hello!

    Both NTFS and ReFS have specific features which allow them to significantly improve performance of the file system.

    They are both valid options for Hyper-V storage, NTFS has been out longer and does offer more features, while ReFS is still limited in some functionality.

    The main purpose of ReFS is to improve resilience of the system to data corruption and to ensure larger scalability.

    In the end it's really up to you, which one you want to choose, there are some decent articles out on the web that compares these two, it might give you some more insight:

    Windows Hyper-V ReFS vs NTFS: Which One to Choose?

    Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V ReFS vs NTFS

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    Monday, February 18, 2019 2:50 PM
  • perfect thank you.

    Monday, February 18, 2019 4:32 PM