While NTFS doesn't technically stand for anything, most have taken it to stand for NT File System.

NTFS is based on HPFS, that was used by OS/2. At it's Core, Security, Reliability, and Scaleability are the features of NTFS.

Due to it's highly complex structure, write support is not present in Windows 9x, however, 3rd-Party utilitys do exist for read-only access to NTFS Partitions.

Compared to FAT32, NTFS is very complex. In FAT32, The FAT Stores all File Details, with the Volume storing the files themselves. In NTFS, You have a Master File Table, that stores all details of the files.

In NTFS, everything is stored as an Attribute, even the data itself.

The Size Limit for an NTFS Partition is 2 Terabytes, as imposed by the Partition Table. To go beyond 2TB, you need to use Dynamic Volumes, that store Partition information elsewhere.

Maximum File Size is divided. Theoretically, it can support files up to 16 Exabytes, with a current known maximum of 16 Terabytes.

Maximum Volume Size (Via use of Dynamic Volumes) is theoretically 18,554 Exabytes, with a known Maximum of 256 Terabytes.

Maximum Number of files on an NTFS Volume is 4,294,967,295.

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