USB Flash Drive Compressing

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Ron, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. Ron

    Ron Guest

    Has anyone had experience with compressing USB flash memory drive?
     
    Ron, Sep 7, 2003
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    Rob Turk Guest

    Yeah, when I sat on one. It broke ;-)

    Seriously, are you're talking about either compressing files on a file
    system, or a filesystem with built-in compression capabilities?

    Rob
     
    Rob Turk, Sep 7, 2003
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  3. Ron

    Ron Guest

    I was wondering if the files can be compressed on memory stick type USB
    drive as if it were a hard drive or does the current arcitecture already
    employ some type of compression?
     
    Ron, Sep 7, 2003
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    Nik Simpson Guest

    Highly unlikely that the drive is already compressing given the capacities
    that they come in, i.e. 128MB, 256MB etc, these are nice round memory
    capacity figures which would be difficult to accomplish with a variable
    compression scheme.
     
    Nik Simpson, Sep 7, 2003
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  5. For storing JPEG files, the compression is already there (per file).
    So, for at least the original use of these memory devices, futher
    compression should not expect to find a lot of redundancy.

    For other uses, therefore, compression should help.
     
    Scott David Daniels, Sep 11, 2003
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