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-I have long been convinced that if you care about your '​digital assets'​ (such as 1TB+ of flac music files or multi-terabytes of family photographs),​ you need to store them on a file system which has in-built '​[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Data_degradation|bit-rot]] detection'​ capabilities. Basically, this means a file system which checksums your data on read and compares the result to checksums computed on write: any difference means some data has changed, and the file system should have data redundancy capabilities that allows it, at that point, to go and retrieve known-good versions of the data from its redundancy store and replace the changed data.+{{:​blog:​harddisk.jpg?​direct&​180 |}}I have long been convinced that if you care about your '​digital assets'​ (such as 1TB+ of flac music files or multi-terabytes of family photographs),​ you need to store them on a file system which has in-built '​[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Data_degradation|bit-rot]] detection'​ capabilities. Basically, this means a file system which checksums your data on read and compares the result to checksums computed on write: any difference means some data has changed, and the file system should have data redundancy capabilities that allows it, at that point, to go and retrieve known-good versions of the data from its redundancy store and replace the changed data.
  
 Windows does not have such a file system, unless you count [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​ReFS|**ReFS**]],​ which was introduced in about 2012... and which was //removed// from Home and Pro versions of Windows 10 in 2017. (That is to say, you can't create new ReFS volumes in today'​s Windows 10, though it can still read old ReFS volumes created in earlier versions). It is primarily for this reason that I believe Windows is inappropriate to use as an operating system for the bulk storage of important digital assets. Windows does not have such a file system, unless you count [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​ReFS|**ReFS**]],​ which was introduced in about 2012... and which was //removed// from Home and Pro versions of Windows 10 in 2017. (That is to say, you can't create new ReFS volumes in today'​s Windows 10, though it can still read old ReFS volumes created in earlier versions). It is primarily for this reason that I believe Windows is inappropriate to use as an operating system for the bulk storage of important digital assets.
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