To compress or not to compress?

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Quick question:
I'm out of HDD space on my 2TB external HDD.

Should one compress all 2TB of that data into some .zip files on a very frequently accessed backup drive?
 

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You could enable file system compression if that's an NTFS drive and see how much space you can reclaim this way if you want to keep stuff directly usable without zips. If most of the stuff on it is rarely used and highly compressible, then zips may be a better idea.
 
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