By default Windows 95 came with the DriveSpace Compression software, which was a great utility when you were dealing with small hard disk (540 MB was typical in 1995), because it was designed to increase the amount of data you could store by compressing and decompressing data on-the-fly. DriveSpace 3 was essentially an upgrade that provided better disk compression and support for compressed drives of up to 2 GB. This was a big jump as the size of a compressed drive previously maxed out at 512 MB.
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