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Old 12-22-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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Hard drive compression?

Should I use hard drive compression on the hard drive in the pc I am using to store my Tivo shows?

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Old 12-22-2014, 11:22 AM   #2
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No...the video is already compressed using MPEG2 (or MPEG4, depending on your cable company) and further compression won't make the files much smaller.

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Old 12-22-2014, 03:19 PM   #3
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No...the video is already compressed using MPEG2 (or MPEG4, depending on your cable company) and further compression won't make the files much smaller.
And will slow down your disk I/O.

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Old 12-22-2014, 11:09 PM   #4
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Look at getting bigger or more hard drives. Each recording running around 2 GB will fill up the drives.

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Old 12-23-2014, 09:19 AM   #5
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2GB? My hour long recordings are 5GB to 8GB in size. Usually between 6GB and 7GB. Hard drives are very inexpensive now anyway. The last 3TB drive I purchased was only $90. Although I paid $220 for a 6TB drive in my TiVo Desktop/KMTTG PC. But that was still a good price for a 6TB drive.

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