General Question on Compression.
Posted on 2005-04-21
I am 70% Computer Geek and 30% still human....a very dangerous combination. My question is more for the community to repond to for general learning....we can all still learn....
I would like expert opinion on ........With the availability of Memory now, at low cost........is compression of any type worth the risks involved in recovery........especially when the compressed data is often (foolishly) the single valuable backup of someones irreplaceable data. We will soon have ,basically, unlimited dynamic memory. We are closing in on Terebyte hard drives......that's 10^+12 . If you stack pennies up and use just 1 Gig worth you can go to the sun...try comprehending multples of 1000 Gigs and more!!!! I am sure we will get into petabyte,exa,zetta, etc. etc.
And if the risk of compression is worth it what is the best method???
Just food for thought.....