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Performance in WinRAR

Now we are going to show you one more interesting test in which we use WinRAR version 3.8 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 drive. This test depends heavily on CPU performance, but the storage device affects its speed, too.

The SSDs split up into two groups again. Interestingly, the Transcend makes use of its faster memory type here and enters the leading trio. The Samsung controller’s firmware is not perfect as is indicated by the low result of the P128 in this test.

Unpacking the archive proves to be a highly sensitive and illustrious test. First place goes to the X128. It is 2 seconds faster than the X25-M, probably due to its higher write speed. The P128 is third, once again following the leaders closely. The Transcend is fourth, but its faster memory type still cannot make it competitive to the SSDs based on better controllers. The PQI is fifth, being somewhat faster than the Apacer, although we cannot find out if this difference is due to the different storage capacity.

 
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