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Win95 FAQ Part 11 of 14: Disk Compression
Section - 11.1. Why should I bother? (Actually it's not as dumb as you might think)

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   With hard drives getting cheaper every day, you will believe (and I do
   too) that disk compression is a waste of processor time, a waste of
   system memory, and it makes the system unstable. But, here are some
   good reasons to use disk compression:
   
   On FAT file systems, it wastes far less disk space (Cluster sizes are
   minimum 512 bytes regardless of the partition's 'reported' cluster
   size)
   
   It reduces the amount of CPU time spent on the hard drive (It reads
   less off hardware)
   
   It makes good use of smaller hard drives
   
   Win95's disk compression take NO conventional memory (At least, when
   you run Win95 that is)
   

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Top Document: Win95 FAQ Part 11 of 14: Disk Compression
Previous Document: News Headers
Next Document: 11.2. I heard that using disk compression is helpful on drives > 1 GB. Is this true?

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