Updating boot support partition
NTFS v3.0 includes several new features over its predecessors: sparse file support, disk use quotas, reparse points, distributed link tracking, and file-level encryption called the Encrypting File System (EFS).NTFS is optimized for 4 KB clusters, but supports a maximum cluster size of 64 KB.
NTFS symbolic links are a new feature in the file system; all the others are new operating system features that make use of NTFS features already in place.NTFS Streams were introduced in Windows NT 3.1, to enable Services for Macintosh (SFM) to store resource forks.Although current versions of Windows Server no longer include SFM, third-party Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) products (such as Group Logic's Extreme Z-IP) still use this feature of the file system. Identifier") are added by Internet Explorer and recently by other browsers to mark files downloaded from external sites as possibly unsafe to run; the local shell would then require user confirmation before opening them.Algorithms identifying the file system in a partition type 07 must perform additional checks to distinguish between HPFS and NTFS.
Microsoft has released five versions of NTFS: Although subsequent versions of Windows added new file system-related features, they did not change NTFS itself.NTFS has several technical improvements over the file systems that it superseded – File Allocation Table (FAT) and High Performance File System (HPFS) – such as improved support for metadata and advanced data structures to improve performance, reliability, and disk space use.