Test name: WinRAR Decompression Test
Test type: Application
Components that affect test results: Processor, memory speed and timings, hard drive
Software name: WinRAR
Official Website: https://www.win-rar.com/
Software Type: Shareware (Free for 40 days)
Version Used for Testing: 3.60 Beta 2
From the official site: WinRAR is a powerful compression tool with many integrated additional functions to help you organize your compressed archives.
WinRAR has a built in synthetic benchmark but we didn’t find it to be very “real world”. So instead of us passing over this great piece of software that we all use daily we created our own tests.
Start out with a Windows XP Pro CD and turn it into an ISO file. You can use several programs to do this, I made our test ISO with Nero.
Now that you have your ISO file it is time to run the first test.
Right click on the file and select Extract to whatever your ISO file name is.
The next thing you should see is a window like this one that will pop up on your screen.
Our WinRAR benchmark test scores are measured the time it took the ISO to decompress into the folder. To perform this test you will need to watch for the last minutes and seconds displayed in the “Elapsed time” field. The window goes away as the last second is countered so you will need to stay around to watch it.