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RAR and ZIP File Differences

Apr 28, 2014

This time I will discuss about the differences between RAR and ZIP files. Maybe you’ve seen rar and zip files, especially you who like to download files from the internet’ll often find him. Overview file .rar and. zip it makes no difference only difference in file extensinya alone. Both files are equally compressed files from a file or document that you want to compress. So what’s the difference file .rar and files .zip?

RAR Archives

In many cases, creating RAR formats compress/decompress a more dense when compared with the ZIP format. Other advantages of the RAR is a multivolume support. If you had to create a multi-volume archive, then use the RAR is the choice. RAR format also has some other important things that are not encountered in ZIP format. For example, the ability to reconstruct RAR archives broken, protection/key records, and protect vital records of modifications not on purpose.

RAR format also can overcome file size that can be said to be infinite (up to 8,589,934,591 GB). While the maximum size of the ZIP file is only 2 GB. File system that supports files larger than 4 GB is NTFS or more recent than that.

ZIP Archives

ZIP format is the most popular. For example , most of the archives on the internet is a ZIP format. If you will send a RAR archive to a person, that person may not have WinRAR to extract the RAR archive, it could have made you to choose the format of ZIP on the other side. You can send a file that type of self -extracting (can extract itself). Self-extracting archive has a slightly larger size, but it can extract itself without the help of any program. Another advantage is the speed of the ZIP, ZIP archive creation process faster than RAR archives.

So that’s a little difference between rar and zip files. Stay up to us to use a format where, according to our needs. Because the primary function of these formats is to compress large files into smaller ones.