New Technology File System (NTFS)
The New Technology File System (NTFS) is a file system developed and introduced by Microsoft in 1993 with Windows 3.1. As a replacement for the FAT file system, it quickly became the standard for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.
The features of NTFS include:
- Improved performance, reliability and disk space utilization
- Security access control lists
- File system journaling