A file system is a way of organizing data on a computer system
NTFS (New Technology File System) is the primary file system used by Windows.
"Ntfs is much more complex and time consuming due to the more complex nature of this filesystems"
from question "How to show list of deleted files in windows file system"
"If you need to load from a well-defined filesystems fat or ntfs this is more tricky you have only 450 bytes of space because 60 of the 512 bytes are used by the filesystems internally for code that interprets the data of the filesystems finds the file containing the code and loads it into memory"
from question "How to use more than 512 bytes of my own bootable floppy"
"Generally the performance of hard filesystems like ntfs is better than that of traditional unix filesystems"
from question "The fundamental differences between Unix and Windows"
"When people say that unix filesystems are better they might mean to be saying oh ext3 stores bits in such as way that corruption happens way less than ntfs but they might also be talking about design choices made at the common layer above"
from question "What makes the Unix file system more superior to the Windows file system?"
"The problem is that windows ntfs is slower than typical linux filesystems for these lookups"
from question "Can MinGW Make be sped up without disabling implicit rules?"
"Although i myself have prior experience in implementing filesystems much simpler ones than ntfs xfs or ext2 i would not tackle this job"
from question "Should I use Python or Assembly for a super fast copy program"
"Actual mounting of filesystems is trickier business and really depends on what you are mounting - ntfs fat ext3 xfs nfs cifs webdav etc etc"
from question "File system libraries that allow mounting on an application level"