Paragon Software Group have collected statistics from a random sampling of 50,000 Microsoft exFAT/NTFS for USB users over the month of July 2018. 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...