Flash Memory manufacturers will rejoice with this news. No longer will their flash memory be limited with the FAT32 file system, but rather an unlimited size of storage space.
Up to this point FAT file systems had a limitation of 4GB for a single file size and up to 32GBs for an entire volume. But no more. Microsoft has released a new exFAT file system. This means our SD, CF, USB will become supersized and no longer need to worry about dynamic file structures of NTFS. With USB memory getting bigger each year, this is great news for mobile storage.
On January 27 2009, Microsoft released their new exFAT file system. Or extended File Allocation Table [exFAT]. Here is some information off the Microsoft website: (more…)