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Extracting one file from archive: 7-zip requires decompressing entire archive?

I've noticed that when browsing an archive containing multiple files with 7-zip 9.20 Windows GUI, extracting one file for previewing takes significantly longer with .7z than .rar archives. With .7zips ...
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347 views

Does compressing all files on a 50% full disk partition slow down performance?

Windows Vista SP2, (uncompressed 100 GB Drive C is 50% full and Windows file indexing is on): Drive C, where all the program files, \Windows folder and all my data is located is half full, enjoys ...
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How does NTFS compression affect performance?

I've heard that NTFS compression can reduce performance due to extra CPU usage, but I've read reports that it may actually increase performance because of reduced disk reads. How exactly does NTFS ...
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1answer
410 views

Copying a large number of small text files between two servers over WAN

We have a few thousand small files (2-20KB) to copy between servers in one folder for backup purposes. Currently the process is automated as a cron job and does of SCP copy of each file to the remote ...
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Can compressing Program Files save space *and* give a significant boost to SSD performance?

Considering solid-state disk space is still an expensive resource, compressing large folders has appeal. Thanks to VirtualStore, could Program Files be a case where it might even improve performance? ...
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How to optimize ZIP files for size?

I have a ZIP file (created by Info-ZIP on Linux) and I want to make it as small as possible. I have lots of CPU time to burn on the recompression. I already know advzip, and it managed to reduce the ...
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Windows: Will compressing the hard drive partition speed up disk access? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does NTFS compression affect performance? In theory, on a reasonably fast PC, the processor is mostly idle during hard drive access. A compressed file takes up less ...
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CPU-adaptive compression

Let assume I need to send some data from one computer to another, over a pretty fast network... for example standard 100Mbit connection (~10MB/s). My disk drives are standard HDD, so their speed is ...
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What is more important when extracting rars cpu or hdd?

When i am extracting big rars it takes forever. However when i look in the task man cpu usage is only about 16%. I am thinking that the hdd is the bottleneck, or maybe not? The hdd is an average 7200 ...
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Performance Decline after compressing entire C: drive

Hey guys, i recently tried to improve performance in my laptop by compressing files on the c: drive... however due to my own negligence i compressed the entire c: drive and not just the my documents ...
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Does compressing files in XP slow things down?

I frequently run the Disk Cleanup tool and let it compress old files. However, one of the directories it compressed, full of small icon images, is terribly slow. Is this a result of the compression or ...