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Inside Windows Storage: Server Storage Technologies for Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, and Beyond by Dilip C. Naik

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6.4. Nonprimary File Systems

Windows NT provides support for several different file systems, for various purposes. The primary, full-featured file system is NTFS. Microsoft has clearly indicated that the legacy FAT file system is primarily in maintenance mode, with no new significant feature development planned at all. Besides NTFS and FAT (described in the following sections of this chapter), the other file systems supported include

  • An ISO 9660–compliant CD-ROM file system (CDFS) for I/O on CD-ROM disks.

  • Universal Disk Format (UDF), defined by the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA). Support for UDF was introduced with Windows 2000. UDF will be the successor to CDFS, which also supports DVD. Windows 2000 initially shipped with only ...

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