I was curious about using compressed and modifiable DMGs to store all kinds of data.
Eg: I've got a tablatures set for guitar which is like 120mb zipped and contains 60-70k files and 1.3Gb unzipped. Instead that keeping them unzipped I could store them inside a DMG to be able to access them without worrying about extracting (since the operation it is invisible compared to using a plain archive like a zip) and without cluttering the file system with lots of entries. Another example could be my abandonware collection, a lot of files, a lot of folders but not any really need to keep them directly inside the file system.
What I was wondering about is:
- is it possible to have a DMG that is either compressed either modifiable? (Adding files to it just by drag'n'drop')
- will this create any severe performance issue when accessing that files?
- is it in general a good/usable idea?
- finally, are there other more "cross-platform" solutions? Since DMGs are natively available only on OSX (I think)
Thanks in advance!