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Old 03-13-2007, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default Are there any disadvantages to disk compression?

So I'm currently deciding whether I should compress my Windows Vista 100 GB hard drive or not. I've compressed hard drives before, with apparently no impact on the computer at all. Which then begs the question - why aren't hard disks compressed to start out with? If they aren't compressed, there could be a reason for it - and I'd like to know one.

And is there any relation between compression and fragmentation?
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Default Re: Are there any disadvantages to disk compression?

doesnt it take longer to open the files since it has to decompress them?
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doesnt it take longer to open the files since it has to decompress them?
I haven't really noticed much of a difference. Does decompression always have to come first?
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