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Old 12-08-03, 01:13 PM
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Any disadvantages to using folder compression in Windows 2000?

I've never used compression on a Win2K server but I'm considering it. I have an 80GB drive filled with copies of software installation CDs so I have easy access to them, don't lose them, etc.

The drive is close to full so I'm considering using compression on it. I know it will slow down access a bit, but these files are seldom accessed. And some CDs contain files that are already compressed.

Is there anything I should be aware or afraid of if I use Win2K's folder compression?
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Access speed is about the only downside I have found.

If the server is fast enough with enough ram you may not even notice the slowdown.

real time compression has come a long long way since the first days of Stacker
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No side effects that I've run into. Of course, if the files are already compressed, it's not going to do much...

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