OS/2 Warp FAQ List (20 Feb 95) Section 0314

(3.14) Disk Compression Software

What on-the-fly disk compression software is available?

Stacker 4 for OS/2 and DOS (Stac Electronics, phone 619-431-7474), DCF/2 (Proportional Software, phone 303-484-2665), and ZipStream (shareware, Carbon Based Software) are available for OS/2 Warp.

Stacker provides on-the-fly disk compression for FAT drives only. The product provides compression for both DOS and OS/2 in the same package, and it will convert MS-DOS DoubleSpace, DriveSpace, and PC-DOS 6.x SuperStor/DS disk compression into Stacker format.

DCF/2 compresses both FAT and HPFS drives. The DCF/2 container file can even be located on other devices besides hard disks.

ZipStream is available from (3.2) Shareware and Freeware Sources. It works with both FAT and HPFS, and it compresses files individually (without using a large container file).

Related information:

(1.5)  High Performance File System (HPFS)
(3.2)  Shareware and Freeware Sources
(3.15) Dealers Specializing in OS/2 Warp

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