SSD's and Windows Volume compression

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SSD's and Windows Volume compression

Postposted on Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:51 pm

I was wondering about something...

For those SSD's that do not natively compress data before storing it what sort of impact would windows volume (data) compression have on it?

I'm assuming that if you have a sufficiently powerful machine (quad core @ 3ghz+ etc.) I would expect you get slightly better data throughput especially on reads and possibly get 50% more total disk space.

Would my assumption be correct or there issues at play which would give you more disk space but at the cost of worse performance?

If you do get better performance and more disk space, I guess that would be something to keep in mind for those 120gb drives that are suddenly dropping in price.

(Note I'm assuming that you would get an average of 33% compression ratio to give you that 50% more disk space.)
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Re: SSD's and Windows Volume compression

Postposted on Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:00 pm

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Re: SSD's and Windows Volume compression

Postposted on Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:52 pm

Thanks!
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