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Originally Posted by OnceYouGoMac View Post
Am I missing something, or did I waste my money?
Honestly...I vote for "you wasted your money".

I'm not saying this to be mean...but years ago (10-12+ years) compression programs like Stuffit were very popular because hard drive prices were very high...and optical drives like CD or DVD burners either didn't exist or were very expensive.

So back then full hard drives were a problem (so compression software came in handy)...and compression software also helped with reducing the size of backups.

Today...with hard drives being much much less expensive (and much larger)...and CD/DVD burners & media being very very inexpensive...compression software just isn't as beneficial or necessary as it once was.

Of course you may have some special circumstances or needs that I may not be thinking about where compression software may still come in handy.

Just my 2 cents,

- Nick

p.s. By the way...I still have a bunch of backup floppy discs & MO discs from YEARS ago that I used a program called "Disk Doubler" to compress.

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