It seems that CPU increases have outpaced disk speed for a while. Assuming a desktop or laptop with modern dual core Intel/AMD CPU and a single average SATA disk, would doing compression on most all of the disk give better overall performance? Basically does the reduced disk bandwidth more than make up for the increased CPU load? I'm sure the real answer is "it depends on what you're doing". By asking this question, I'm hoping to have someone who has done this pipe up and give some examples or pitfalls.