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Windows 7: Do you compress your C drive?

10 Sep 2010   #21

Win 7 & 10 x64

Should i uncompressed my hard drive on my main computer? I currently have 574 GB of free space

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10 Sep 2010   #22

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

You'll find that it works a lot faster and better uncompressed, so yes.

I know the question is open to debate but personally I would never compress any drive unless it was entirely devoted to long-term storage and rarely accessed.
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10 Sep 2010   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium

It really doesn't make since to compress a drive since, oh.... 10 years ago, the price per gigabyte has never been cheaper. Not only does it slow your system down it's just another piece of technology to go wrong!

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10 Sep 2010   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I would never consider compressing a drive these days. it's probably been 15+ years since I ever compressed a disk.
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10 Sep 2010   #25

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Can you say SCSI-1? That was my last time on a server. Drives were expensive and space was short.
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10 Sep 2010   #26

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

Ever had a single file get corrupted and cause headaches? In a general sense, compression treats your whole hard drive like a single file. One little glitch and - kablooie.
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03 Sep 2013   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

I haven't used compressing my hard drives, but what i did is i bought my external storage to store my other files there rather than compressing it.
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03 Sep 2013   #28


Nice thread necro.

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