NTFS compression

Discussion in 'Microsoft Surface Pro 3' started by B'midbar, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. B'midbar

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    Have never actually done it on a machine, understand and know the pro's and con's, was curious as to whether anyone's done it on their SP3 and, if so, how much space you picked up (I know it's subject to file types' compression) and how you fared on performance?
     
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    You have to keep in mind that pictures and movies will not be compressed. For some people this accounts for most of the used space.
     
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    I would be careful. I would definitely not compress the whole drive and especially not your Windows directory. I would not compress programs or data you use frequently. If you have plenty of room on your drive I would recommend not compressing.

    Compressing drives was a big thing for a while in the 90's. Granted the technology has improved and computers are more powerful but problems can arise from compressed data.
     

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