compression level

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by timmy, Mar 24, 2005.

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  1. timmy

    timmy Registered Member

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    We prefer to make saved files as small as possible, which would mean selecting "maximum compression." Is there any DISadvantage to doing this? :rolleyes:
     
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    Menorcaman Retired Moderator

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    Hi timmy,

    It would just take a bit longer and hog more of your CPU time. Although, having said that, even "Normal" compression can results in 100% CPU utilisation :eek:

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    Thanks so much for getting back. Our only concern is that the quality of the saved image might somehow not be as accurate or pefect because of the high compression used, that they might be "damaged" somehow? Otherwise, why would the co. offer 4 different compression levels, since it would seem that the smaller the file the better.
     
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    No fear of corrupting the data. Depending on various factors such as processor speed, data transfer rate and type of data being compressed, the choice of compression level will be a compromise between time taken and size. Check out Acronis Support's reply in this previous thread titled <Normal compression: is it safer than higher compressions?>.

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