Reasons To Upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 for Win7 x64 Systems ?

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Reasons To Upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 for Win7 x64 Systems ?

Postby ml49701 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:34 am

I am running Windows 7 x64 and do not plan to upgrade to Windows 10 until all the spyware can be disabled on my systems. What features make the upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 worth the cost ?
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Re: Reasons To Upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 for Win7 x64 Systems ?

Postby DrTeeth » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:59 pm

On Sat, 27 Aug 2016 07:34:26 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
ml49701 disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>I am running Windows 7 x64 and do not plan to upgrade to Windows 10 until all the spyware can be disabled on my systems. What features make the upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 worth the cost ?
>
As TBU has not charged for any updates/upgrades since 2007, the
biggest plus is the warm feeling you get when you give them a small
amount of money for their continued good service.I could fill reams of
paper with companies that release major versions very frequently just
to milk their customer base.

Seriously, not that much on the software front, but PHYLock seems to
do its thing a LOT faster than in previous versions.
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Re: Reasons To Upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 for Win7 x64 System

Postby Bob Coleman » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:23 pm

In addition to the above comment on PHYLock, the whole thing just feels faster. Is that enough to justify an upgrade? I don't know. Only the potential upgrader can decide.

For me it was mostly that the cost wasn't enough keep me from staying current. The additional speed is a nice unexpected bonus.
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Re: Reasons To Upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 for Win7 x64 System

Postby bbearren » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:50 am

I'm on 3.02 and it's twice as fast as 2.99, based on some notes I've kept over the last year or so. PHYLock locks more quickly as well.
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Re: Reasons To Upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 for Win7 x64 System

Postby jack450 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:09 am

Has anyone noticed an increase in speed with IFL? I've used IFL exclusively for years because it works for me. I love the program and would happily pay for the update, but I doubt I would use it unless there is a noticeable speed increase and a continuation of the reliability that I've come to expect. Even though I've downloaded and saved all the updates through 2.99, I still actually use version 2.74. I guess I just don't feel the need for the latest version unless it is an enhancement for the backup routine that I use.

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Re: Reasons To Upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 for Win7 x64 System

Postby Brian K » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:34 pm

jack450 wrote:
> Has anyone noticed an increase in speed with IFL?

Jack,

Ver3 is faster than Ver2. Depending on which compression level you are using, it can be twice as fast as the same compression level in Ver2. You can use the Trial version to test this.
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Re: Reasons To Upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 for Win7 x64 System

Postby jack450 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:25 am

Brian K wrote:

> Jack,
>
> Ver3 is faster than Ver2. Depending on which compression level you are using, it can
> be twice as fast as the same compression level in Ver2. You can use the Trial version
> to test this.


Thanks Brian -- that's definately a reason for me to try it out.

Jack
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Re: Reasons To Upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 for Win7 x64 System

Postby mjnelson99 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:42 pm

The speed that Phylock works in V3 is worth the small upgrade price alone.
Instead of staring at the screen for 3-5 minutes waiting for the image
to start, it takes approx 3-7 seconds most times.
Mary

On 8/30/2016 11:25 AM, jack450 wrote:
> Brian K wrote:
>
>> Jack,
>>
>> Ver3 is faster than Ver2. Depending on which compression level you are using, it can
>> be twice as fast as the same compression level in Ver2. You can use the Trial version
>> to test this.
>
>
> Thanks Brian -- that's definately a reason for me to try it out.
>
> Jack
>
>
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Re: Reasons To Upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 for Win7 x64 System

Postby DrTeeth » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:19 pm

On Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:42:25 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
MJNelson disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>The speed that Phylock works in V3 is worth the small upgrade price alone.
>Instead of staring at the screen for 3-5 minutes waiting for the image
>to start, it takes approx 3-7 seconds most times.

That is exactly my experience here. I'm sure my PC has not suddenly
stopped writing to disk faster so there must have been something in
PHYLock that kept it hanging around in the 'old days', .

As for compression, I am still using Enhanced Speed A. With the new
increase in speed, are there other settings with use higher
compression? I backup at the end of the say and auto switch off so
time is not that important.
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Re: Reasons To Upgrade from 2.99 to 3.02 for Win7 x64 System

Postby Bob Coleman » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:37 am

DrTeeth wrote:

> As for compression, I am still using Enhanced Speed A. With the new
> increase in speed, are there other settings with use higher
> compression? I backup at the end of the say and auto switch off so
> time is not that important.

While I can't guarantee that this is (still) correct, I did some comparisons a while ago which led me to believe that /comp:10 on an IFW command line invocation provided the maximum compression.
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