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W 8.1 update 1 on SSD - WIMBoot

  1. #31

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    Windows 8.1 Professional x64

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    IMHO Your 1% versus 99% is a big exaggeration. People that need terabytes of storage don't buy a tablet and expect to store that amount of data on it. Or even a laptop with an SSD for that matter. If you need that kind of storage you buy spinners, its that simple. Or you use portable storage. My desktop PC's have an SSD for the OS and a large spinner for Data. My laptop has two SSD's in it. 128 GB for Windows and a 256 GB for DATA. That is all it needs as most of my files are stored on my desktop PC's. My wife's laptop has just the one 256 GB SSD in it. It's more than enough for what she does on that PC. SSD's are a lot more affordable that they used to be and prices are going to continue to drop as they become more main stream and replace spinners in a lot of scenarios. I'm sure your program is great but telling me it's needed by 99 % of PC users, really? I don't think so Tim.
    Well, if you can pack almost as much data as a spinner on your SSD, which still works way faster than a spinner - why not? But certainly, you don't have to use it if you don't

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  2. #32

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    Windows 8.1 Professional x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I just realized WimBoot is not drive compression, it booting a compressed drive image, very different.

    That could be fun to do and I may try it just for grins but I see no real use for it for most people. Maybe businesses could make use of it but I don't see this as a home user tool.

    Just my own $.02 worth.

    Interesting topic though.
    No, DoubleSpace *is* for disk compression. It compresses any pre-existing Windows 8.1 Update 1 disk. DoubleSpace is WIMBoot based, but it does many things you couldn't do with just WIMBoot alone:

    1. Four Levels of Compression: Three compression grades stronger than WIMBoot
    2. On-the-Fly Compression: Convert a full disk without requiring additional storage
    3. Compress Apps and Data in Addition to OS: Save space on all files stored on your disk - not just Windows
    4. Recompression: Reclaim additional space as apps/files are added/deleted
    5. Does Not Require Windows ADK: No need to download and install gigabytes of data
    6. Does Not Require Windows PE 5.1: No need to create bootable Windows on external USB
    7. One-Click Operation: No need to type endless commands in a console
    8. Use All CPU Cores for Compression: Maximize compression speed and space gain
    9. 32 bit Windows Support: Compress any x86 system
    10. BIOS Support: Not limited to UEFI systems
    11. Mechanical Disk Support: Compress any HDD, not just SSDs

    So any user having a small tablet, or a large tablet for that matter which is running out of disk space - will appreciate this one-click solution.
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