qpress is a portable file archiver using QuickLZ and designed to utilize fast storage systems to their max. It's often faster than file copy because the destination is smaller than the source.
-multiple cores, reaching upto 1.1 Gbyte/s in-memory compression on a quad core Xeon
-64-bit file sizes and tested with terabyte sized archives containing millions of files and directories
-pipes and redirection and *nix-like...