Archive Comparison Test - by Jeff Gilchrist
(DOS/Windows) - May 12, 2002 Edition


Text Compression Test

The specifications and configuration of the test computer can be found here.

The text file test includes three files:

The links to download these test files can be found here.

Legend
+ - New program tested
# - DOS program that was run in a Windows98 DOS box
* - Windows 32bit program (95/98/NT)
B - Best compression (smallest compressed file)
F - Fastest compression time
Q - Quickest extraction time
O - Best overall (smallest overall score - calculated by adding compress time, extract time, and time it would take to transfer the compressed file over a 28,800bps network)
+TAR - means that the test files were stored together in one TAR file first and then compressed.

  ACT 2.0 Text Test              
  Total Files Size (bytes): 4,920,277            
  Name Switches

Compress
Time

Extract
Time

Compressed
Size

Overall
Score

Compress
Ratio

Bits per
Byte

     

(seconds)

(seconds)

(bytes)

(seconds)

(%)

(b/B)

+*B ENTROPY 0.5 -o16 -m56 162.74 176.30 796,901 560.40 83.8 1.2957
+* ENTROPY 0.5 -o12 -m56 142.12 142.59 808,858 509.39 83.6 1.3151
+* ENTROPY 0.5 -o32 -m56 256.39 460.95 815,065 943.75 83.4 1.3252
+* COMPRESSIA 0.96 -b3 -s 37.09 22.43 849,551 295.51 82.7 1.3813
+* COMPRESSIA 0.96 -b3 34.22 21.80 855,035 293.53 82.6 1.3902
* RK 1.04.1 -mx 131.59 132.52 874,972 507.16 82.2 1.4226
  RKUC 1.04+TAR c -x -o16 166.37 169.71 898,056 585.54 81.7 1.4602
  RKUC 1.04+TAR c -x -o8 134.77 138.11 907,388 524.93 81.6 1.4753
+ RAR32 (DOS) 3.00b5 -m5 -md4096 38.40 31.62 914,147 323.95 81.4 1.4863
+* RAR (Win32) 3.00b5 -m5 -md4096 31.48 23.12 914,147 308.53 81.4 1.4863
+* RAR (Win32) 3.00b5 -m5 -md2048 29.55 21.54 914,154 305.02 81.4 1.4863
+ RAR32 (DOS) 3.00b5 -m5 -md2048 37.56 29.02 914,154 320.51 81.4 1.4863
+ RAR32 (DOS) 3.00b5 -m5 -md1024 37.10 29.83 914,199 320.87 81.4 1.4864
+* RAR (Win32) 3.00b5 -m5 -md1024 28.28 21.35 914,199 303.57 81.4 1.4864
+# SBC 0.968 -m3 -ad 32.75 12.99 923,357 302.23 81.2 1.5013
+# SBC 0.968 -m2 -ad 26.67 9.97 924,342 293.40 81.2 1.5029
+# SBC 0.968 -m1 -ad 26.67 9.79 925,589 293.57 81.2 1.5049
# SBC 0.860 -m3 24.14 10.11 927,392 291.86 81.2 1.5079
#O SBC 0.860 -m2 22.69 9.50 928,209 290.03 81.1 1.5092
# SBC 0.860 -m1 23.53 9.25 929,477 290.97 81.1 1.5113
+* COMPRESSIA 0.96 -s 39.84 23.36 931,040 321.82 81.1 1.5138
+ RAR32 (DOS) 3.00b5 -m5 -md1024 -s 38.30 29.02 941,803 328.93 80.9 1.5313
+* RAR (Win32) 3.00b5 -m5 -md1024 -s 29.00 22.02 941,803 312.63 80.9 1.5313
+* RAR (Win32) 3.00b5 -m5 -md4096 -s 108.89 22.87 943,862 393.94 80.8 1.5346
+ RAR32 (DOS) 3.00b5 -m5 -md4096 -s 42.69 28.63 943,862 333.50 80.8 1.5346
+* RAR (Win32) 3.00b5 -m5 -md2048 -s 30.54 21.91 943,872 314.64 80.8 1.5347
+ RAR32 (DOS) 3.00b5 -m5 -md2048 -s 39.73 31.72 943,872 333.64 80.8 1.5347
# RKIVE 1.92b1 -mt3 234.71 211.52 959,822 712.85 80.5 1.5606
# ACB 2.00c (u)f 332.40 333.37 960,726 932.64 80.5 1.5621
  BOA 0.58b -m15 -s 119.25 123.06 962,595 509.70 80.4 1.5651
# ACB 2.00c (b)f 237.29 238.73 976,001 747.13 80.2 1.5869
+# ERI32 5.1fre -m4 46.23 19.35 979,041 337.54 80.1 1.5918
+# ERI32 5.1fre -m3 41.01 19.47 982,328 333.35 80.0 1.5972
+# ERI32 5.1fre -m1 40.13 19.14 982,350 332.15 80.0 1.5972
* YBS 0.03e+TAR -v 20.84 9.57 984,958 304.01 80.0 1.6015
* YBS 0.03e+TAR -m4mv 23.88 9.47 984,958 306.95 80.0 1.6015
# ERI32 4.4fre -m4 59.22 11.98 987,354 345.47 79.9 1.6054
# ERI32 4.4fre -m3 59.38 12.09 987,859 345.88 79.9 1.6062
  BOA 0.58b -s 110.43 113.83 988,360 498.80 79.9 1.6070
* YBS 0.03e+TAR -vr 20.75 9.41 994,041 306.28 79.8 1.6162
# BA 1.01+TAR -k20vz 28.96 14.42 996,026 320.05 79.8 1.6195
* RK 1.04.1 -mn 55.30 47.54 999,268 380.41 79.7 1.6247
# ACB 2.00c (B)f 177.49 178.64 1,003,292 634.82 79.6 1.6313
# ERI32 4.4fre -m1 63.25 10.75 1,010,371 354.66 79.5 1.6428
* PPMD vE+TAR -o5 -m28 11.93 13.48 1,012,011 306.52 79.4 1.6455
* SZIP 1.11beta+TAR -b25o0 42.22 10.57 1,013,322 334.27 79.4 1.6476
* ZZIP 0.32b+TAR -a4 -b2048 42.02 17.55 1,017,898 342.32 79.3 1.6550
# ACB 1.14a (b)f 247.46 249.92 1,020,432 780.83 79.3 1.6591
* ZZIP 0.32b+TAR -b2048 41.47 17.20 1,030,868 345.02 79.0 1.6761
* DST 0.9b+TAR -mt -4 133.28 86.01 1,037,598 507.51 78.9 1.6871
* DST 0.9b+TAR -me 100.26 85.77 1,040,326 475.01 78.9 1.6915
# BA 1.01+TAR -kvz 28.00 14.76 1,044,290 332.84 78.8 1.6979
  RKIVE 1.92b1 -mt1 92.64 81.76 1,057,913 468.26 78.5 1.7201
* UFA 0.04b1 -m5 -mu32 -s 174.80 184.80 1,058,346 653.59 78.5 1.7208
* SZIP 1.11beta+TAR -b25 18.60 14.66 1,064,395 328.93 78.4 1.7306
* 777 0.04b1 -m5 -mu16 -s 145.14 161.51 1,072,678 604.62 78.2 1.7441
* UFA 0.04b1 -m5 -mu16 -s 143.64 160.95 1,072,678 602.56 78.2 1.7441
* IMP 1.1b -2 -s2000 16.25 4.59 1,085,153 322.27 77.9 1.7644
* EXP v1 (none) 20.79 7.93 1,089,661 331.40 77.9 1.7717
* PAR 1.49b (Normal) 142.74 35.88 1,089,755 481.33 77.9 1.7719
* UFA 0.04b1 -m5 138.89 155.68 1,090,640 597.53 77.8 1.7733
* 777 0.04b1 -m5 139.53 156.33 1,090,640 598.82 77.8 1.7733
* WINIMP 0.93 (Alg2/1000k) 16.24 4.23 1,091,603 323.69 77.8 1.7749
  X1 0.95a ->X xem4l2 59.74 59.20 1,100,185 424.55 77.6 1.7888
* BZIP2 0.9.5d+TAR -9 23.60 6.37 1,103,744 336.57 77.6 1.7946
* PPMD vE+TAR -m28 10.24 12.01 1,104,768 329.13 77.5 1.7963
  RKUC 1.04+TAR c -m16 50.19 52.24 1,107,588 410.09 77.5 1.8009
  X1 0.95a ->X xem3 57.21 56.28 1,108,551 421.42 77.5 1.8024
  RKIVE 1.92b1 -mf3 53.88 21.94 1,110,603 384.32 77.4 1.8058
  ARHANGEL 1.40 -mm -mt 52.95 53.69 1,128,204 420.03 77.1 1.8344
  X1 0.95a ->X xem7 31.07 8.28 1,137,306 355.27 76.9 1.8492
* STUFFIT 5.5 -> SIT (Maximum) 40.56 25.69 1,138,586 382.52 76.9 1.8513
+* STUFFIT 7.5 -> SIT (Maximum) 27.64 17.71 1,138,717 361.66 76.9 1.8515
* 777 0.04b1 -m2 -s 287.00 88.34 1,149,600 694.67 76.6 1.8692
* ZZIP 0.32b+TAR (none) 43.23 17.60 1,149,683 380.19 76.6 1.8693
  LZAP 0.20.0+TAR (none) 116.03 123.74 1,155,964 560.87 76.5 1.8795
* CABARC 1.0 -m LZX:21 68.17 1.37 1,158,139 391.25 76.5 1.8830
* COOLZIP 1.01 (Cab - LZX) 70.46 1.24 1,158,139 393.41 76.5 1.8830
* BZIP2 0.9.5d+TAR -5 22.33 6.28 1,160,101 350.86 76.4 1.8862
* BIX 1.00b7 -md4096 -s 127.19 3.92 1,168,715 455.75 76.2 1.9002
* JAR32 1.02 -m4 26.75 5.42 1,168,979 356.89 76.2 1.9007
* RK 1.04.1 -mf 19.62 17.45 1,184,640 366.14 75.9 1.9261
  QUANTUM 0.97 -c7 -t20 3897.31 57.22 1,184,745 4283.63 75.9 1.9263
* SZIP 1.11beta+TAR -b25o4 9.31 13.92 1,188,563 353.39 75.8 1.9325
* JAR32 1.02 -m3 25.56 5.54 1,188,835 361.33 75.8 1.9330
* UFA 0.04b1 -m2 -mx -s 195.01 18.01 1,196,118 545.28 75.7 1.9448
* JAR32 1.02 (none) 15.79 5.46 1,201,839 355.09 75.6 1.9541
  UHARC 0.2 -m3 -md2048 122.60 13.29 1,203,787 470.28 75.5 1.9573
* BIX 1.00b7 (none) 61.82 2.18 1,203,945 398.43 75.5 1.9575
+* WINACE 2.11 (Max/4096/Solid) 57.10 3.41 1,211,416 397.01 75.4 1.9697
+* WINACE 2.11 (Normal/4096/Solid) 43.63 3.44 1,212,856 383.97 75.3 1.9720
* RAR (Win32) 2.80 -m5 -mm -md1024 -s 49.65 2.39 1,225,781 392.53 75.1 1.9930
  RAR32 (DOS) 2.80 -m5 -mm -md1024 -s 53.34 9.71 1,225,781 403.54 75.1 1.9930
+* WINACE 2.11 (Max/4096) 40.54 2.86 1,228,664 384.70 75.0 1.9977
+* WINACE 2.11 (Max/1024/Solid) 43.78 3.13 1,231,192 388.91 75.0 2.0018
+* WINACE 2.11 (Normal/1024/Solid) 40.76 2.83 1,232,360 385.91 75.0 2.0037
* RAR (Win32) 2.80 -m5 -mm -md1024 41.52 2.10 1,238,246 387.58 74.8 2.0133
  RAR32 (DOS) 2.80 -m5 -mm -md1024 46.01 7.61 1,238,246 397.58 74.8 2.0133
+* RAR (Win32) 3.00b5 -md4096 23.06 2.20 1,239,997 369.70 74.8 2.0161
+ RAR32 (DOS) 3.00b5 -md4096 32.17 13.93 1,239,997 390.54 74.8 2.0161
+* RAR (Win32) 3.00b5 -md2048 22.93 2.17 1,242,189 370.15 74.8 2.0197
+ RAR32 (DOS) 3.00b5 -md2048 31.76 8.91 1,242,189 385.72 74.8 2.0197
+* WINACE 2.11 (Max/1024) 40.58 3.08 1,243,312 389.02 74.7 2.0215
* XTREME 1.06 -s -t8 66.31 5.61 1,247,310 418.40 74.6 2.0280
* RAR (Win32) 2.80 -mm -md1024 25.40 2.67 1,248,412 374.85 74.6 2.0298
  RAR32 (DOS) 2.80 -mm -md1024 31.95 7.65 1,248,412 386.38 74.6 2.0298
+ RAR32 (DOS) 3.00b5 -md1024 32.92 8.91 1,256,451 390.84 74.5 2.0429
+* RAR (Win32) 3.00b5 -md1024 23.06 2.34 1,256,451 374.41 74.5 2.0429
  JAR16 1.02 -m4 43.18 12.83 1,264,147 407.16 74.3 2.0554
* XTREME 1.06 -s -t5 49.79 4.91 1,266,192 406.42 74.3 2.0587
* WINIMP 0.93 (Alg1/Best/1000k) 34.20 1.20 1,273,623 389.18 74.1 2.0708
  JAR16 1.02 -m3 43.46 13.83 1,275,698 411.65 74.1 2.0742
* IMP 1.1b -m3 -s2000 29.51 1.43 1,278,673 386.13 74.0 2.0790
  HA 0.999b e2 48.20 47.14 1,281,172 451.22 74.0 2.0831
  LGHA 1.1 -2 44.59 40.78 1,281,219 441.26 74.0 2.0832
  QUANTUM 0.97 -c5 941.17 40.22 1,282,251 1337.57 73.9 2.0848
  JAR16 1.02 (none) 34.71 12.91 1,288,934 405.66 73.8 2.0957
  QUANTUM 0.97 -c3 -t20 167.66 61.26 1,301,442 590.43 73.5 2.1160
  UHARC 0.2 -m2 -md2048 87.26 13.70 1,315,683 466.43 73.3 2.1392
* WINIMP 0.93 (Alg1/Norm/400k) 18.65 1.28 1,353,829 395.99 72.5 2.2012
  QUANTUM 0.97 (none) 114.87 59.44 1,356,795 551.20 72.4 2.2060
* BVI 1.70+TAR -m4 258.28 264.23 1,380,140 905.88 71.9 2.2440
* DST 0.9b+TAR -mb 44.24 23.65 1,391,613 454.45 71.7 2.2627
* ACE32 1.2b -m5 -d1024 -s 38.88 3.34 1,393,637 429.34 71.7 2.2659
  ACE 1.2b -m5 -d1024 -s 49.73 7.46 1,393,637 444.31 71.7 2.2659
  ACE 1.2b -m5 -d1024 50.12 9.98 1,393,637 447.22 71.7 2.2659
* ACE32 1.2b -m5 -d1024 38.68 3.28 1,393,637 429.08 71.7 2.2659
  CODEC 3.21 -c10 47.19 49.49 1,409,073 488.09 71.4 2.2910
* BZIP2 0.9.5d+TAR -1 27.43 6.16 1,410,987 425.53 71.3 2.2942
  YAC 1.02 (none) 43.34 10.50 1,416,809 447.40 71.2 2.3036
  UHARC 0.2 -m1 -md2048 52.83 14.62 1,429,813 464.62 70.9 2.3248
  ARHANGEL 1.40 -1 -mm -mt 30.13 14.80 1,435,070 443.56 70.8 2.3333
# ARI 2.2 -ho 280.90 6.06 1,449,770 689.67 70.5 2.3572
  SEMONE 0.6b+TAR -mb 39.11 9.68 1,475,474 458.64 70.0 2.3990
  UC2 v3.0 PRO (Max Compress) 30.60 4.89 1,477,540 445.92 70.0 2.4024
  UC v2.37 beta (Max Compress) 30.30 4.74 1,477,558 445.47 70.0 2.4024
  HAP 4.62 3 18.06 23.20 1,481,671 452.84 69.9 2.4091
  HAP 3.14e11 3 18.87 28.98 1,481,671 459.43 69.9 2.4091
# ARI 2.2 -m3 -ho 109.16 6.24 1,481,862 527.03 69.9 2.4094
  HPACK 0.79a0 -df 52.51 12.13 1,482,057 476.32 69.9 2.4097
  ARJZ 0.15 -mp9 -jh 28.63 5.19 1,485,628 446.49 69.8 2.4155
* HUFFMAN C.E.II 0.21d (none) 51.61 3.40 1,486,183 467.84 69.8 2.4164
  PPMC3h+TAR (none) 14.42 16.02 1,486,864 443.46 69.8 2.4175
  SEMONE 0.6b+TAR -mn 34.08 9.97 1,490,228 458.00 69.7 2.4230
* XTREME 1.06 -s 18.64 6.92 1,491,732 439.93 69.7 2.4254
* CABARC 1.0 -m LZX:15 29.11 1.26 1,492,193 444.87 69.7 2.4262
  LHARK 0.4d -tob 30.01 5.25 1,494,752 450.47 69.6 2.4304
  ARJZ 0.15 (none) 18.79 5.61 1,505,922 442.71 69.4 2.4485
* 7-ZIP 2.00 -mx 50.08 2.04 1,512,442 472.24 69.3 2.4591
+* STUFFIT 7.5 -> ZIP (Maximum) 36.98 3.35 1,514,974 461.16 69.2 2.4632
* 7-ZIP 2.00 (none) 39.14 3.37 1,517,217 463.96 69.2 2.4669
  ACE 1.2b -d1024 29.16 7.27 1,521,225 458.99 69.1 2.4734
* ACE32 1.2b -d1024 16.10 3.57 1,521,225 442.23 69.1 2.4734
  OOP 2.3 (Max Compress) 36.20 6.23 1,537,438 469.50 68.8 2.4998
  SUPERPACK 2.0 (Max) 36.20 8.40 1,537,438 471.67 68.8 2.4998
  AMGC 2.3 -mm 36.92 8.26 1,537,465 472.25 68.8 2.4998
  SKY 1.15 -m4 35.78 7.24 1,537,465 470.09 68.8 2.4998
  ZET 0.10b -eh 19.92 5.88 1,542,000 454.13 68.7 2.5072
  UC v2.37 beta (Default) 15.66 4.79 1,542,044 448.80 68.7 2.5072
  UC2 v3.0 PRO (Default) 16.34 5.47 1,542,054 450.16 68.7 2.5073
  LHARK 0.4d (none) 14.29 5.54 1,545,416 449.11 68.6 2.5127
* DEEPFREEZE 1.05a (none) 12.42 4.45 1,561,877 450.72 68.3 2.5395
  LIMIT 1.2 -mx 21.39 5.31 1,563,225 460.93 68.2 2.5417
  QUARK 1.0beta (none) 21.09 13.59 1,563,270 468.92 68.2 2.5418
  LIMIT 1.2 (none) 19.53 4.74 1,567,080 459.57 68.2 2.5480
* PKZIP 2.6.02 Win95 (Extra) 8.61 1.28 1,569,184 445.77 68.1 2.5514
  PKZIP 2.50 -exx 16.54 4.66 1,572,766 458.08 68.0 2.5572
# TAR 3.21g -cv.9f 20.11 6.29 1,572,831 463.30 68.0 2.5573
  SQZ 1.08.4a -q(ALT236) 27.82 5.96 1,573,650 470.91 68.0 2.5586
* WINZIP'95 7.0 (Max Compress) 16.31 1.67 1,573,682 455.11 68.0 2.5587
* ZIPCentral 2.06 Max 18.35 1.98 1,573,682 457.46 68.0 2.5587
* STUFFIT 5.5 -> ZIP (Maximum) 23.78 2.98 1,573,682 463.89 68.0 2.5587
  INFO-ZIP 2.2DOS -9 -j 16.51 6.33 1,573,736 459.99 68.0 2.5588
* INFO-ZIP 2.2NT -9 -j 14.64 1.57 1,573,760 453.37 68.0 2.5588
* HUFFMAN C.E.II 0.21d -K7 45.28 3.46 1,574,020 485.97 68.0 2.5592
  HA 0.999b e1 32.17 11.49 1,574,139 480.92 68.0 2.5594
  GZIP 1.2.4+TAR -9 20.53 6.77 1,574,937 464.78 68.0 2.5607
  LGHA 1.1 -1 32.89 9.23 1,575,366 479.72 68.0 2.5614
# TAR 3.21g -cve9f 20.73 5.39 1,576,960 464.16 67.9 2.5640
* LHA 2.67(Win32) (none) 17.63 1.93 1,577,050 457.63 67.9 2.5642
  PKZIP 2.04g -ex 19.79 10.35 1,577,324 468.29 67.9 2.5646
* STUFFIT 5.5 -> CAB (none) 19.96 2.32 1,578,319 460.70 67.9 2.5662
* COOLZIP 1.01 (Cab - Quantum) 21.83 2.08 1,578,319 462.33 67.9 2.5662
* PKZIP 2.6.02 Win95 (Norm) 6.81 1.35 1,579,336 446.86 67.9 2.5679
* COOLZIP 1.01 (Zip - Deflate) 32.67 3.90 1,579,588 475.34 67.9 2.5683
  BSArc 2.0 R1.1 -+1 24.08 6.79 1,579,665 469.67 67.9 2.5684
  AIN 2.32 /m1 19.71 6.89 1,581,977 466.04 67.8 2.5722
  ESP 1.92 /m0 21.42 7.04 1,582,052 467.92 67.8 2.5723
  CODEC 3.21 (none) 15.44 7.47 1,585,500 463.33 67.8 2.5779
* STUFFIT 5.5 -> TGZ (none) 19.43 2.83 1,585,802 462.76 67.8 2.5784
* STUFFIT 5.5 -> ZIP (Default) 18.59 2.89 1,586,939 462.30 67.7 2.5802
  INFO-ZIP 2.2DOS -j 12.80 6.58 1,586,993 460.21 67.7 2.5803
* INFO-ZIP 2.2NT -j 10.89 1.71 1,587,008 453.44 67.7 2.5804
+* STUFFIT 7.5 -> ZIP (Medium) 13.23 3.60 1,587,047 457.68 67.7 2.5804
  GZIP 1.2.4+TAR (none) 15.57 6.79 1,590,249 464.10 67.7 2.5856
  ESP 1.92 /m2 19.23 6.17 1,598,677 469.48 67.5 2.5993
  BSArc 2.0 R1.1 (none) 26.05 7.02 1,598,689 477.15 67.5 2.5993
  AIN 2.32 (none) 18.65 6.33 1,598,719 469.07 67.5 2.5994
  SQZ 1.08.4a (none) 18.82 6.95 1,599,074 469.96 67.5 2.6000
  PKZIP 2.50 (none) 10.21 4.77 1,600,065 459.44 67.5 2.6016
  PKZIP 2.04g (none) 14.31 9.99 1,608,027 470.97 67.3 2.6145
* STUFFIT 5.5 -> SIT (Fastest) 26.27 4.76 1,612,230 478.87 67.2 2.6214
  PROPACK 2.14 -m1 718.99 17.97 1,613,365 1185.12 67.2 2.6232
  ARJ 2.62a -jm -e 19.83 10.60 1,618,447 480.00 67.1 2.6315
* ARJ32 3.01b -jm -e 23.93 3.26 1,618,495 476.77 67.1 2.6316
  ZET 0.10b (none) 11.00 6.02 1,620,023 467.03 67.1 2.6340
  ARJ 2.62a -e 18.31 8.85 1,621,904 477.69 67.0 2.6371
* ARJ32 3.01b -e 21.86 3.18 1,622,034 475.61 67.0 2.6373
* WINZIP'95 7.0 (Normal Comp) 7.93 1.57 1,623,576 460.49 67.0 2.6398
+* STUFFIT 7.5 -> SIT (Fastest) 16.11 4.08 1,624,637 471.48 67.0 2.6415
* ZIPCentral 2.06 Normal 14.07 2.03 1,624,957 467.48 67.0 2.6421
  OOP 2.3 (Normal Comp) 18.46 6.32 1,631,767 478.05 66.8 2.6531
  SUPERPACK 2.0 (Normal) 19.03 8.46 1,631,767 480.76 66.8 2.6531
  SKY 1.15 (none) 17.73 7.27 1,631,794 478.28 66.8 2.6532
  AMGC 2.3 -mn 18.98 8.24 1,631,794 480.50 66.8 2.6532
  SEMONE 0.6b+TAR -mf 26.82 11.95 1,636,111 493.25 66.7 2.6602
* XPA32 1.02 (none) 529.64 1.16 1,643,929 987.45 66.6 2.6729
  AKT 0.5b m9 62.96 42.53 1,678,596 571.77 65.9 2.7293
* AKT32 0.62b (none) 36.42 7.91 1,694,908 515.14 65.6 2.7558
  HPA 1.8 (none) 49.61 18.53 1,696,960 539.52 65.5 2.7591
  AKT 0.5b (none) 60.54 44.19 1,700,746 577.16 65.4 2.7653
* BVI 1.70+TAR -m3 161.71 167.32 1,738,427 811.93 64.7 2.8266
* IMP 1.1b -m1 -s2000 11.42 1.48 1,744,395 497.45 64.5 2.8363
+* STUFFIT 7.5 -> ZIP (Fastest) 17.14 3.55 1,796,348 519.68 63.5 2.9207
*Q LZOP 1.00w -9 44.44 0.95 1,808,239 547.68 63.2 2.9401
* ZIPCentral 2.06 SuperFast 6.05 2.39 1,974,171 556.82 59.9 3.2099
  LHARK 0.4d -tt 6.34 5.54 1,985,176 563.32 59.7 3.2277
  HYPER 2.6 (none) 13.75 8.92 2,008,166 580.49 59.2 3.2651
  MSXIE 1.40 (none) 36.49 34.87 2,011,627 630.15 59.1 3.2708
* STUFFIT 5.5 -> LZH (none) 16.35 6.64 2,011,680 581.79 59.1 3.2708
  CAR 1.50 (none) 31.69 10.62 2,012,767 601.41 59.1 3.2726
  SAR 1.0 (none) 39.09 11.05 2,012,767 609.24 59.1 3.2726
  LHA 2.55b (none) 24.81 6.19 2,012,767 590.10 59.1 3.2726
  ZOO 2.10 h: 36.99 18.44 2,012,970 614.59 59.1 3.2729
  CROSSEPAC 1.35 Format=Binary 43.47 15.64 2,013,118 618.31 59.1 3.2732
  NULIB 3.24+TAR c5 13.24 14.59 2,013,767 587.21 59.1 3.2742
  PUT 3.47 (none) 53.09 19.68 2,015,656 632.67 59.0 3.2773
  PKZIP 2.50 -es 5.72 4.69 2,035,018 575.69 58.6 3.3088
  PKZIP 2.04g -es 10.70 10.26 2,046,984 589.57 58.4 3.3282
  PAK 2.51 (none) 24.86 10.09 2,071,154 610.27 57.9 3.3675
  ARQ 3.2 (none) 42.68 17.33 2,134,159 652.83 56.6 3.4700
  JAM - Aug1996+TAR (none) 13.99 14.11 2,187,890 635.85 55.5 3.5573
* BVI 1.70+TAR -m2 190.09 195.19 2,190,535 993.76 55.5 3.5616
  ZIP-ARCHIV 2.0 (none) 49.33 18.87 2,199,110 679.06 55.3 3.5756
  SQWEZ 2.2 /s 146.49 10.26 2,200,998 768.14 55.3 3.5787
  ICE 1.02c+TAR (none) 61.91 58.09 2,213,581 734.88 55.0 3.5991
* SBX 1.4 (none) 32.25 10.76 2,213,618 657.90 55.0 3.5992
  ARX 1.0 (none) 30.43 10.35 2,214,011 655.78 55.0 3.5998
  DWC 5.10 z 7.57 7.30 2,276,884 647.34 53.7 3.7020
  KBOOM 1.1 (none) 32.68 19.11 2,288,124 687.38 53.5 3.7203
  SQUISH 1.0+TAR (none) 25.26 10.03 2,324,261 680.92 52.8 3.7791
  NSK 5.0 (Maximum) 104.36 43.10 2,331,403 795.07 52.6 3.7907
  TSCOMP 1.3.21 -sh 19.39 7.26 2,331,416 674.27 52.6 3.7907
  ICOMP 3.00.061 (none) 33.90 11.20 2,331,747 692.81 52.6 3.7912
  PKPAK 3.61 (none) 12.50 10.66 2,410,647 692.78 51.0 3.9195
  PROPACK 2.14 -m2 782.02 21.09 2,414,841 1473.90 50.9 3.9263
  PKARC 3.5 (none) 12.12 8.40 2,436,276 697.26 50.5 3.9612
  DWC 5.10 (none) 7.63 7.32 2,438,148 692.21 50.4 3.9642
  PAK-DD 1.0a (none) 7.94 9.94 2,442,328 696.30 50.4 3.9710
  OPAQUE 1.0 (none) 7.98 6.94 2,442,328 693.34 50.4 3.9710
  ZIP-ARCHIV 2.0 -m 54.63 18.33 2,475,703 760.66 49.7 4.0253
  NSK 5.0 (Optimal) 106.82 43.71 2,501,869 845.49 49.2 4.0679
  TSCOMP 1.3.21 -sm 17.27 7.52 2,501,882 719.76 49.2 4.0679
*F LZOP 1.00w -1 1.47 0.97 2,502,022 697.45 49.1 4.0681
* LZOP 1.00w (none) 1.57 0.99 2,527,187 704.56 48.6 4.1090
  ZOO 2.10 : 21.11 22.32 2,534,226 747.38 48.5 4.1205
  MDCD 1.0 (none) 18.40 10.15 2,534,281 732.52 48.5 4.1206
* ASD 0.1.3 (none) 930.08 12.85 2,554,234 1652.44 48.1 4.1530
  LARC 3.33 (none) 48.89 20.48 2,554,455 778.94 48.1 4.1534
  SQUASH 1.21 (none) 21.45 10.32 2,554,462 741.34 48.1 4.1534
  ARS 2.1 -e -m2 21.90 42.10 2,566,787 777.00 47.8 4.1734
  ARS 2.1 -e 25.33 43.92 2,566,787 782.25 47.8 4.1734
  LZS 3.1+TAR /p255 16.60 8.23 2,598,605 746.66 47.2 4.2251
  SPLINT 2.1+TAR (none) 120.22 72.09 2,629,790 922.81 46.6 4.2758
  ARC 6.02 (none) 10.15 7.82 2,696,669 767.04 45.2 4.3846
  ICOMP 3.00.061 -sl 34.59 12.11 2,700,851 796.94 45.1 4.3914
  JRCHIVE 1.10 -v 44.69 26.92 2,727,003 829.11 44.6 4.4339
  LZS 3.1+TAR /m1 /p255 16.89 8.19 2,755,714 790.56 44.0 4.4806
  EPRESS beta0+TAR (Slow) 106.36 26.02 2,936,251 948.01 40.3 4.7741
  NULIB 3.24+TAR (none) 87.44 32.74 2,947,263 938.86 40.1 4.7920
  EPRESS beta0+TAR (Medium) 68.78 21.88 2,969,207 915.44 39.7 4.8277
  EPRESS beta0+TAR (Fast) 51.32 28.16 3,004,006 913.93 38.9 4.8843
  GAS 2.0+TAR (none) 139.13 177.59 3,082,281 1172.91 37.4 5.0116
  BLINK 2.50 (none) 8.87 10.60 3,129,964 888.90 36.4 5.0891
  NPACK 1.0+TAR (none) 21.42 17.00 3,180,160 921.80 35.4 5.1707
# TAR 3.21g (none) 1.37 0.44 4,923,904 1369.56 -0.1 8.0059
  Best Compression: ENTROPY 0.5            
  Fastest Compression: LZOP 1.00w            
  Quickest Extraction: LZOP 1.00w            
  Best Overall: SBC 0.860            

 

Legend
+ - New program tested
# - DOS program that was run in a Windows98 DOS box
* - Windows 32bit program (95/98/NT)
B - Best compression (smallest compressed file)
F - Fastest compression time
Q - Quickest extraction time
O - Best overall (smallest overall score - calculated by adding compress time, extract time, and time it would take to transfer the compressed file over a 28,800bps network)
+TAR - means that the test files were stored together in one TAR file first and then compressed.

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