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2015-09-13, 11:04 #1
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HDD 2 SSD: Worth Compressing Drive Before Transfer/Cloning?
My desktop computer has a 1TB HDD. I have a 500GB SSD. I have transferred my Libraries and such to another HDD in the computer so that only ~350GB is on the 1TB HDD. Would it be worthwhile to compress the 1TB HDD before cloning it to the 500GB SSD?Ray
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2015-09-14, 06:25 #2
Compressing your hard drive will require Windows to constantly uncompress any files before opening them which will reduce performace and is only really recommended for backups/data that is not used often. Your cloning software should have the option to fit the data on to the smaller drive automatically, so compressing the drive is pointless anyway.
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