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Four Compression And Archiving Solutions Compared

Test Setup And Software Settings

System Hardware
HardwareDetails
Motherboard (LGA 1156)Gigabyte P55A-UD6 (Rev. 1.0); Chipset: P55; BIOS: F7d (01/19/2010)
ProcessorIntel Core i7-870 (45nm, 2.93 GHz, 4 x 256KB L2 and 8MB L3 Cache, TDP 95W)
DDR3 Memory (Dual-Channel)4 x 2GB DDR3-1600 (OCZ OCZ3G2000LV4GK)
Hard DriveA-Data Flash SSD S592 128GB SATA 3 Gb/s, 64MB Cache
GraphicsSapphire Radeon HD 5850 GPU: Cypress (725 MHz); Graphics RAM: 1GB GDDR5 (2,000 MHz); Stream Processors: 1,440
Power SupplyPC Power & Cooling, Silencer 750EPS12V 750W
System Software & Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 7 Ultimate X64 Updated 2010-01-11
Drivers and Settings
Intel Chipset DriversChipset Installation Utility Ver. 9.1.1.1025
ATI Graphics DriversCatalyst 9.12

Files for Testing

  • 30 JPEGs (67.5MB)
  • 21 PDF documents (123MB)
  • 4 Excel files (9MB)
  • 10 PowerPoint presentations (67MB)
  • 17 Word documents (41MB)
  • The entire OpenOffice 3.1.1 installation library (341MB)

Total size: 650MB

Application Benchmarks and Settings
BenchmarkDetails
7-ZipVersion 9.1 beta LZMA 1. Syntax "a -t7z -r -m0=LZMA -mx=9" 2. Syntax "a -t7z -r -m0=LZMA -mx=5" LZMA2 3. Syntax "a -t7z -r -m0=LZMA2 -mx=9" 4. Syntax "a -t7z -r -m0=LZMA2 -mx=5" ZIP 5. Syntax "a -tzip -r -mx=9" 6. Syntax "a -tzip -r -mx=5"
Benchmark: 2010-THG-Workload
FreeArcVersion 0.60 1. Syntax "a -r -mx -ld1600m" 2. Syntax "a -r -m4 -s128m" Benchmark: 2010-THG-Workload
WinRARVersion 3.92 Beta 1 RAR 1. Syntax "a -r -m5" 2. Syntax "a -r -m3" ZIP 3. Syntax "winrar a -afzip -r -m5" 4. Syntax "winrar a -afzip -r -m3" Benchmark: 2010-THG-Workload
WinZip 14Version 14.0 Pro (8652) WinZIP Commandline Version 3 ZIP 1. Syntax "-a -ee -p -r" 2. Syntax "-a -en -p -r" ZIPX 3. Syntax "-a -ez -p -r" 4. Syntax "-a -el -p -r" Benchmark: 2010-THG-Workload