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TMCNet:  New MagicRAR 8 by Simon King's Utilities Group Pty Ltd. Fixes Microsoft Surface Pro Storage Space Woes, Triples Built-In NTFS Compression Savings

[February 11, 2013]

New MagicRAR 8 by Simon King's Utilities Group Pty Ltd. Fixes Microsoft Surface Pro Storage Space Woes, Triples Built-In NTFS Compression Savings

SYDNEY, Australia, Feb 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- via PRWEB - MagicRAR 8 is the only Windows data compression utility providing transparent, full-disk data compression - enabling users to access all of their files and data as if they were uncompressed, with a significant increase on their bottom line of usable storage space.

When Microsoft introduced their new security model with Windows Vista, an unforeseen side effect caused NTFS compression to miss a significant number of files that would otherwise be compressible. MagicRAR 8 triples built-in NTFS compression by fixing this bug, which is still present in the newer Windows 7, and even the very latest flagship Windows 8 operating systems - while preserving full security lock-down on the end-user system, ensuring no compromises are made on system security during storage space increase.

Microsoft's brand new Surface Pro has come under fire for not providing sufficient storage space, due to the large number of files pre-installed on the Surface Pro. NTFS compression does not help on its own, because a large number of these files are incompressible due to this security bug in Windows. MagicRAR 8 successfully compresses virtually all of the files pre-installed on the Surface Pro, in effect providing more than three times the free storage space compared to Windows itself.

MagicRAR 8 takes full advantage of the advanced Surface Pro hardware. While Windows uses only one thread during NTFS compression, MagicRAR 8 uses up to 8 threads; meaning the entire Surface Pro flash storage is compressed up to 8 times faster. That's more than three times the storage space delivered eight times faster! MagicRAR 8 may be enjoyed on all traditional Windows laptops and desktops, in addition to the Surface Pro. Space savings are especially appreciated by SSD users, where space costs a premium.

MagicRAR 8 offers a full suite of archive management utilities in addition to full-disk compression. These include an open-source (https://github.com/magicrar) plug-in stack for future extensibility, Outlook Add-Ins for transparent attachment compression and compressed attachment previews, and a "Find Smallest Archive" Explorer right-click menu option which compresses selected files and folders using all compression algorithms known to MagicRAR, guaranteeing the smallest possible file sizes.

About Simon King's Utilities Group Simon King's Utilities Group, founded in 2009, is a software development company focused solely on state-of-the-art data compression technologies, offering the highest data compression ratios along with ease of use previously thought impossible. The company is a Microsoft BizSpark Startup. For more information, and a free unrestricted 30 day trial download, please visit http://www.magicrar.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Simon King's Utilities Group Pty Ltd.

Australia Square Level 33 Suite 5012, 264 George Street Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia +61 (02) 9475 4019 simon(at)magicrar.com . http://www.magicrar.com/ This article was originally distributed on PRWeb. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10414472.htm CONTACT: Simon King's Utilities Group Pty Ltd.

Simon King simon@magicrar.com +61 (02) 9475 4019 http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/ti nf=MTMjMTAwMjEzNjkjMjExNjg=

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