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From what I've read about ZFS is that it allows and protects against FileROT. Which is why I commonly use this for all my FreeNAS Machines.

Is there an option like that but for the Windows side of things?

I've not had a chance to look in to ReFS but is this Microsoft's new file system?

  • Windows cannot be installed on ZFS if thats what your asking. More recent revisions of NTFS has a great deal of protection against file rot. – Ramhound Jul 2 '14 at 12:49
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There is no port of ZFS to Windows that I am aware of. There are a few projects mentioned on the net but I have yet to find a live one.

Windows introduced its Resilient File System ReFS, a storage pooling system which offers integrity checking and correction for metadata and optionally also data on the disks. As far as I know, this option was introduced in Windows 2012 R2 but I haven't used it yet - the paint's still a bit too wet for my taste. ;-)

  • FYI Serious performance issues have been reported with ReFS on Stripped arrays. Reports of good performance using mirrored arrays. – StackAbstraction Sep 2 '15 at 22:53
  • I use ZFS for Linux but you might consider SnapRAID which supports Windows, OSX and Linux – Michael Niño Jun 24 '17 at 2:10

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