📁 File system types/formatting
This file system was introduced in 2006 by Microsoft and is optimised for use on
It stands for Extensible File Allocation Table
This is an older file system that was used for
USB and external drives. ExFAT is a modern replacment that more devices support
NTFS stands for New Technology File System. It's the modern file system windows uses by default. When you install widows, it formats your drive to NTFS.
NTFS has file and partition size limits that are huge so you won't run up against them.
CDFS is a file extension for a virtual file system used with Linux. CDFS stands for CD File System. CDFS contains all tracks and boot tracks and boot images extracted from a CD.
The Network File System is a client/server application that lets a computer user view and optionally store and update files on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer. The NFS protocol is one of several distributed file system standards for network-attached storage (NAS)
Ext3 stands for third extended file system. This is a file system that is used in Linux. Ext4 was the successor and is backward compatible
Hierarchical File System (HFS) is a proprietary file system developed by Apple Inc. for use in computer systems running Mac OS. Originally designed for use on floppy and hard disks.
A swap partition is just what its name implies. A standard disk partition that is designated as swap space. A swap file can be used if there is no free disk space in which to create a new swap partition or space in a volume group where a logical volume can be created for swap space.