Compressing Drives

  Gary1979 18:50 28 Jan 2004

When I right click on my Hard Drive and look at the Properties, there is an option to 'Compress drive to save disk space'. As I like to keep my PC clean and running as fast as possible, I was wondering if this was recommended, and what actual effect it has on my system.

Cheers guys.


  powerless 19:17 28 Jan 2004

You'll save space, thats all.

  [email protected]@m 19:23 28 Jan 2004

If your hard drive is almost full, it will compress some of the contents onto a virtual host drive. Providing you don't fill all the space created, then the process is easily reversed.

Give it a go, it's quite exiting!

  SEASHANTY 19:32 28 Jan 2004

With the 80GB to 160GB HDD's common in modern PC's
cannot see much use for this.

  Gary1979 20:01 28 Jan 2004

Well it's a brand new PC and the Hard Drive capacity is 145 GB, with only 5 GB used at the moment, so I guess it's not worth worrying about at the moment.....!?

Any other tips and tricks for maintaining optimum performance, or should I just stop being lazy and browse some sites online?

Thanks guys


  [email protected]@m 20:15 28 Jan 2004

You're quite right, it would be of no benefit to you. But the old time 95 and 98 users with small capacity drives found it invaluable.

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