Last month, diTii reported about the Windows 8’s top hidden features including “Protogon” file system.
Now, unofficial testing of leaked Windows 8 copies have revealed references to the Protogon file system, in action. “Some testers playing around with Windows 8 Build 7955 reportedly managed to use Protogon in order to format drives and create new partitions.”
Apparently, all that testers need do is fire up Command Prompt, they should make sure and run it with administrator privileges, enter the following command: format DriveLetter: /FS:protogon /Q and hit enter.
DriveLetter should be replaced with your actual drive you intend to format. /Q allows the quick version of the Protogon formatting.
Testers that already created Protogon volumes reveal that the partitions and drives with the new file system appear to not only be faster compared to when formatted with NTFS, but also allow the usage of more space.
“Users are advised that Protogon, just as the Windows 8, is very much still a work in progress.” This means that it’s not exactly ready for everyday use, nor is it intended for production environments.
In fact, as it completes the Protogon formatting, Windows 8 provides the following warning message: “Please be advised that the underlying format may be incompatible with near-future versions.””
Here’s some screenshots of Protogon in action: