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Windows 7: Should I Compress My Data on Extra Hard Drive or not?


17 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Should I Compress My Data on Extra Hard Drive or not?

Hi, I just bought an Internal 3 TB HDD to use as Storage ONLY!!! I will not be using it as my OS. My question is, Should I compress my Data on this drive, or just put it on there normally? I can do this when I format the Drive or just right click on the drive and enable compression which isn't an issue. Just curious if I should Compress or Not?


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17 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I personally dont compress anything on my 1TB data drive (unless its a really larage file). On a 3TB drive I would have thought compression would not be needed. If i remember right, compression increases the chance of file corruption.
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17 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok...that's what I thought too...I was looking for confirmation and see what others do as well...I won't be doing the compression..it's not needed...
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17 Jan 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Homeuser66 View Post
Ok...that's what I thought too...I was looking for confirmation and see what others do as well...I won't be doing the compression..it's not needed...

The only time i've ever used auto compression was for a company who had a call recording system, which would fill a TB drive in less then a week. It caused all sorts of problems.
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17 Jan 2013   #5

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Roger!!! Thanks!
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