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Is Compressing My Drive a Good Idea?

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    Is Compressing My Drive a Good Idea?


    Is it a good idea to click the option, "compress this drive to save disk space"? What are the pros and cons in doing this?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Sileebo,

    Pro = Saves HDD space.

    Con = Will take longer to read data from drive.

    Be sure not to compress the Windows or boot drive. Doing so will cause issues.
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Jun 2015 at 17:26.
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    My $.02 worth: If you need more space, get a larger drive or add a 2nd drive, don't compress.
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    Posts : 58
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Sileebo,

    Pro = Saves HDD space.

    Con = Will take longer to read data from drive.

    Be sure not to compress the Windows or boot drive. Doing so will cause issues.
    Hi brink. Thank you for answering my question. And excuse my late reply. I think I'll just buy an SSD in the near future.

    Also, I need your help in figuring out how to make windows explorer organize all my files and folders in list form. I'll be posting a thread on this today. If you got any advice on how I should proceed to do this, please let me know. Thanks !!!!
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    Glad we could help.

    I see you got an answer in your other thread. Hope it helps.
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