Redesigning chkdsk and the new NTFS health model

We’ve written about tons of improvements in the OS kernel, networking, and file system.  While for most client PCs, the tried and true chkdsk utility is one we rarely use anymore except in very rare circumstances, we are using Window 8 as an opportunity to improve this utility.  We wanted to focus on rethinking how…


Building the next generation file system for Windows: ReFS

We wanted to continue our dialog about data storage by talking about the next generation file system being introduced in Windows 8.  Today, NTFS is the most widely used, advanced, and feature rich file system in broad use. But when you’re reimagining Windows, as we are for Windows 8, we don’t rest on past successes,…