HVBackup Compression Levels

May 26, 2014 at 1:14 AM
Has anyone else tested the various compression levels? I just ran a series of tests backing up a 148GB VM to a dedicated 7200 RPM 2TB SATA 3 drive with the following results:
Level       File Size    Time Required
  0             148GB       21 minutes
  2             116GB      170 minutes
  6 (default)   115GB      200 minutes
  9             114GB      288 minutes
Based on these results I can't imagine ever using the compression feature, but I realize others may have different needs/priorities.