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    Old ancient one vanman's Avatar
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    Firstly shaun247, great to see another SA on AO.Shaun is correct if yo do want to practice this kind of thing do it on a stiffie and use data you don,t worry about loosing.You can then compress it to your hearts desire.
    Practise what you preach.

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    Super Moderator: GMT Zone nihil's Avatar
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    Hi vanman

    You understood me correctly I have a cautionary tale:

    Several years ago an old 386 was brought to me..................it had experienced problems, and I was asked if I could recover data from the hard drive...............

    It had a 110Mb (yes! megabytes!) HDD and booted DOS 3.X. Unfortunately, someone had used the DOS HDD compression utility ("Drivespace"?) at some time before the HDD crashed.

    The crash corrupted the file needed to decompress the data...................there was nothing I could economically do.

    I have never trusted HDD compression since.
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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