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Using NTFS volume/file compression on drives used in pool

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I'm contemplating changing the partitions of the drives used in my pool to being NTFS-compressed to gain some extra storage space, but will this affect any ways that DrivePool manages the pool? I realize there will be a speed hit however the pool is used primarily for storage.

 

Additionally, if I were to do this, is there a way to have some parts or branches of the pool's file tree store as Uncompressed on their drives?  In a NTFS filesystem I can select a branch and have it uncompressed.  Although I can do this inside each Pool folder on each drive, DrivePool's Re-Balance will change what's stored where and so that folder I've uncompressed may not continue to exist on that drive and then the folder appears on another drive where it didn't exist previously.

All of this will be done on a Windows 10 machine.

 

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