Paragon Software Group, a recognized data storage expert, collected statistics from a random sampling of 50,000 Microsoft exFAT/NTFS for USB users over the month of July 2018, according paragon-software.com. This data included Android users working with external storage media formatted as exFAT, NTFS, HFS+, and FAT32. The participants accessed partitions from external storage media on Android systems 6.0 and above, from Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 devices. Collected statistics included the file system format accessed and duration of operation, the type of file operations performed (copy, move, delete, et al), types of volumes accessed (picture, video, music), and other factors.
Statistics revealed that NTFS by far remains the most popular file system by Android users. Out of 44 percent of users mounting volumes, 61.5 percent accessed NTFS-formatted volumes, 30 percent FAT, eight percent exFAT, and only half a percent read or wrote data to HFS+ drives. Android users primarily access games or multimedia files, such as pictures, audio, and video, while the most frequent operations included copying, moving, and deleting files.
What are the most popular interests of Android users working with removable storage media? They are:
67.4% technology/mobile enthusiasts;
59.4% media and entertainment/comics and animation fans;
58.8% shoppers;
53.9% news and politics/avid news readers;
51.9% technology/technophiles;
47.2% lifestyles and hobbies/shutterbugs;
43.3% value shoppers;
39.5% home and garden/Do-It-Yourselfers;
36.8% media and entertainment/movie lovers.
The trend shows the popularity of NTFS file system almost by a factor of two compared to all other file systems combined. The collected statistics also demonstrate that the majority of on-the-go Android users require access to external storage media for multimedia files. In addition, statistics show that the popularity of Android TV is growing. Compared to the previous quarter, in 2018 four percent more Android users utilized the app to access files larger than 40GB, primarily HD and 4K video files from external storage drives mounted directly on Android TV and set-top boxes. Microsoft exFAT/NTFS for USB allows Android users to watch high-definition and ultra high-definition videos of any size using previously incompatible removable media formatted in Windows and macOS file systems, including NTFS, FAT32, or HFS+.
Microsoft exFAT/NTFS for USB by Paragon Software makes it possible for Android users to exchange data between external storage media larger than 32GB and the latest consumer electronics devices. The tool enables instant, non-root, offline access to NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, or HFS+ data from external storage drives directly on Android smartphones and tablets. For improved on-the-go organization and easy mobile access, Microsoft exFAT/NTFS for USB allows users to easily view, backup, copy, and edit important documents, photos, videos, music, or other files between Android mobile devices and portable hard drives or flash drives.