right click Windows 7 computer, in properties it shows 26.3GB used. i loaded everything onto 40GB External drive partition,using Acronis home 2010. right click the Ex drive in properties it shows 15.3GB used. where are the other 11GB.s
If your external drive is kept purely as a home for your backups, I would not advise any further compression - let Acronis do its own thing! Increasing the compression can cause problems if Restoration is eventually needed.