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[JAR vs. RAR vs. PKZIP]


Test Versions
  • JAR 1.01 February Beta
  • RAR 2.01
  • PKZIP 2.04g
  • [download these files and more from the Download Page!]

Test #1 [A Collection of Games]

The files compressed in this attempt were some games and their supporting data files.

Archive TypeFile Size (bytes)
Original files1,608,427
PKZIP822,913
RAR770,408
JAR752,659


Test #2 [A Big mIRC LogFile]

mIRC is a internet relay chat program, and if you log everything you will end up with a bunch of huge files. BIG FILE MAKE GOOD TEST! <g>

Archive TypeFile Size (bytes)
Original files9,627,153
PKZIP2,715,768
RAR2,611,597
JAR2,499,594


Test #3 [A Graphic Editing Program]

This test was a graphic editing program and its supporting files!

Archive TypeFile Size (bytes)
Original files19,598,321
PKZIP7,118,634
RAR6,960,931
JAR6,898,819




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