hard drive compressing

  conigio 07:48 17 May 2009
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should i compress the hard drive to create more space ? would it slow things down ? or what.
conigio

  radi8or 12:22 17 May 2009

conigio,

More than likely, every time you open a file it has to be uncompressed, depends what you use your computer for, surfing email and letter writing probably wouldn't notice too much.

Why not just get an external drive move some of your files to it and use as storage.

Ragards Bob

  peter99co 14:10 19 May 2009

I would not try it. Fit an external drive for more storage.

  keef66 14:59 19 May 2009

Not worth it these days, storage is so cheap. If it's a desktop I'd buy a much bigger hard drive, fit it as slave and clone the existing disk onto it. Then swap it to master and boot to a new bigger HDD with all your stuff on it. Hook the old one up as slave, format it and use as extra storage if you want. Or stick it in a caddy and turn it into an external drive.

If a laptop, buying an external drive is probably the simplest solution

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