WinRAR vs 7-Zip in terms of speed

Mave

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Like a lot of people I initially used WinRAR and switched to 7-Zip because 7-Zip is free and doesn't even have a premium version.
I've been using 7-ZIp for over 6 months now, and have only recently discovered that it's actually a LOT slower than WinRAR...

Here's a speed comparison, same 180GB archive (I deleted the extracted files after extracting with 7-Zip and ran it through WinRAR)





Turns out WinRAR is twice as fast as 7-Zip.
Looks like I'll be switching back to WinRAR...
 
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