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Ok, so I am running out of room on my Intel 320 (39GB left) and I want to install GTA IV which is 16GB by itself! I am wondering if I use the "compress files to save space" option in Windows 7 if that will harm my SSD? I know defragmenting is a no-no but what about compressing? Thanks for helping me out...
post #2 of 16
I think it's the same.. don't take me too serious on that one I might be wrong. free bump nevertheless.
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Not sure but I'd suggest using steam mover to temporarily free up some space. Although, I only have 24gb left, and benches don't show any performance decrease yet.
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You should just put it on a different hard drive. Games take up way too much space unless you've got a large SSD.
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Gta won't see any noticeable difference from sdd from hd
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I have 2.1 GB left on my ssd due to games . . .
    
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post #7 of 16
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I'm probably going to put GTA IV on my HDD anyway but I'd still like to compress the SSD. Could somebody please let me know if this is safe?
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Anybody? I really need to find out if I can go ahead and compress my SSD to save some space....
post #9 of 16
The answer depends on your SSD type. If it is a non-compression drive like the patriot M28, then YES, you can compress it and will see a small performance increase.
If it is a SANDFORCE based drive (that compresses already), then NO don't do it. it will kill performance.
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post #10 of 16
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My SSD is the Intel 320. I'm thinking it will be ok to compress but I want to be sure....
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