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Calculating MD5 value for large files

I have large files with size more then 6GB .....I have a few applications who calculate the MD5 value....but they r way too slow....can u plz suggest me an application which calculates the MD5 Value faster ???
Kamran Arshad
Kamran Arshad
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There isn't a way to do this.  The MD5 hash is a hash of the entire file's data...so the algorithm needs to iterate across all the bytes in the file to perform its job.

You could try a different hash algorithm which might be faster, like one of the SHA hashes, now that md5 has proven collisions.
I used digestIT on a four-year-old computer (nothing special) and it calculated a MD5 hash on a 650 MB file in 14 seconds.


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