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Microsoft exFAT by Paragon Software Supports Linux Kernel 5.2

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Proprietary cross-platform file system drivers and utilities deliver unrestricted access to your data!

Freiburg, Germany – August 29, 2019 – Paragon Software, a leading file systems and storage management expert, releases the updated Microsoft exFAT by Paragon Software driver with rapid and transparent read and write access to exFAT volumes from Linux, with additional performance optimization for modern Linux kernels and lower CPU memory consumption. Paragon’s proprietary exFAT technology is available for implementation into Linux, Android and other embedded operating systems, and real time operating systems like QNX and Integrity. Paragon’s exFAT is officially covered by Microsoft patent rights and is available for direct implementation to OEMs, ODMs and independent software vendors for integration into devices and antivirus, forensic and data recovery solutions without the need to obtain Microsoft licensing. The proprietary technology is provided with full technical support and can be customized to any specific requirements.

The Android/Linux exFAT driver comes with additional tools:

1. "mkexfat" exFAT formatting tool.

2. "chkexat" exFAT file system check/repair tool whose repair efficiency is comparable to native Windows CHKDSK.

3. fsutil - a partial analogue of the Windows “fsutil”, it allows you to obtain information about the volume and manage special attributes of files.

4. Integration package for Android OEMs for quick integration of Paragon’s driver and utilities into the assembly of the Android image, as a result enabling auto-mounting and formatting of SD cards >32 GB in exFAT in accordance with the requirements of the SD Association. The package is fully updated with the new Android versions releases. 

Paragon Software is the market leader in file system drivers for all popular operating systems, including AndroidmacOSLinux, and Windows, available to individual users working in cross-platform environments, businesses and OEMs

Paragon exFAT driver is based on the company’s proprietary File System Link (formerly, UFSD) cross-platform technology that enables any device to communicate and gain access to storage media regardless of file system type. Already installed in millions of devices and integrated by major suppliers, Paragon’s cross-platform tools provide the highest data throughput speeds possible — equivalent to, or exceeding, native performance. Paragon Software’s portal hosts a comprehensive line of essential tools for users of multiple devices on Android, Windows, Mac OS X and Linux who seek to solve incompatibility issues. Paragon File System Link is already available to automotive OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers for integration with SoCs running automotive OSs, including Android™, Linux, Integrity® and QNX®, guaranteeing the highest level of performance and reliability.

The integration of Paragon File System Link allows suppliers to deliver the most cutting-edge systems with full file system format compatibility and without high CPU loads.   

Paragon File System Link key benefits:

  • Data safety and integrity
  • Stable operation and fault tolerance
  • Reliable performance over a wide range of applications
  • Minimal resource footprint
  • Consistent user experience

“Paragon Software provides key storage technology software stacks that will ensure the best customer experience through leading performance, high stability, seamless interoperability, and full data safety,” commented Konstantin Komarov, CEO at Paragon Software.

Availability: The technology is available for licensing. exFAT can also be purchased as an SDK library that can be embedded in any application. There are also options for cross-platform SDK in C and Android-specific uses in Java.

About Paragon Software

Since 1994, Paragon Software has been delivering reliable software products and technology solutions to help every day users, IT professionals, and businesses keep data healthy and safe. We offer file systems and storage management, deployment, and migration of heterogeneous appliances and systems, data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery for hybrid environments. Our global business partners include AJA, Asus, QNAP, Western Digital, and many others.