I am interested in storing some very large mts video files (roughly 3+ GB each) and lets say it takes up about 100 GB. I will compress the entire collection into parts that fit onto a given set of DVD's to be burned for safe keeping. However, once such files are stored, the collection will occupy 100 GB in compressed form, and to decompress them I will have on my drive both the compressed version and the unzipped version (using winRAR for example). But what if the desired location to unzip these files does not have 200 GB of free storage space? Will it be possible to uncompress each part file, say each one is 4.7 GB, and in the end have all the data connected to individual ~3 GB mts video files? Or do all of them need to be uncompressed simultaneously?
The solution is actually rather simple, once I have enough time to think about it with a bit of help from karan (thanks karan). If the target location to unzip has less than 200 GB free space and the collection is 100 GB then the solution may be to make two different libraries of the 100 GB collection, say two 50 GB libraries, and this may or may not result in better disc usage depending on how you break up the collection into separate libraries.