Windows has a “compression” option, when formatting drives via the command line:
…will show help and options for the command.
One of the options is /c
The above option will compress data written to the drive.
Has anyone ever used the compression option?
Does anyone know if the plot files are compressible?
If they are compressible, by how much? If it is only 2%, then it is probably not worth the trouble. But if it is 20% or more, then that would seem like a worthwhile option, to make the most out of your storage drives.
Also, the compression will slow the access times down. But by how much? If it is only a fraction of a second, then it probably does not matter.
What I am trying to determine is if I should compress my storage drives, by determining what percentage of additional plots will become available, and if the performance hit will not matter to the farming and harvesting.