Saturday, June 14, 2014

WinRAR 5.10 Final Review

Hello! The RARLab team has again given us a really complete final version of their flagship software WinRAR. The newer version is a must for everyone, implied that you must update to this version or if you have 7-Zip, change to WinRAR 5.10 Final immediately.

WinRAR 5.10


After WinRAR 5.00 came, it was seen as an archiver that lacked some features. Now it probably has become the most complete archive tool ever. It has the following new features:

Much improved RAR5 format compression and extraction

RAR5 format can utilise lots of processor cores and gives large dictionary sizes as compared to older RAR format

RAR5 format gives dictionary sizes upto 1 GB just like 7-Zip, but with much better compression

Extraction support for ZIPX archives using BZIP2, LZMA and PPMd compression.
Note: The ZIPX is the new WinZIP compression standard that gives RAR format a run for its money!

Extraction support for 7Z split archives (.7z.001, .7z.002, ....)

Improved RAR encryption and decryption performance

Complete 7Z support (except compression)

BLAKE2 hash checksum which is much better than CRC5 hash, which in turn gives high stability to RAR and RAR5 archives

Improved theme graphic view

So I expect comments on why you should change to WinRAR.