Performance in WinRAR
Now we are going to show you another interesting test in which we use WinRAR version 3.91 to compress and then uncompress a 1.13GB folder with 8118 files in 671 subfolders. The files are documents and images in various formats. These operations are done on the tested HDD. This test depends heavily on CPU performance, but the storage device affects its speed, too.
The standings are close in the compression test, the Caviar Black WD1001FALS and Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS being somewhat faster than the others. The HDDs differ more when uncompressing the archive: the Barracuda LP ST1000DL002 is a clear loser while the RE4 WD1003FBYX and Caviar Black WD1002FAEX are ahead of the rest of the HDDs.