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efficient freeware zip program like winrar

what would be the most efficient zip program like winrar, but freeware?

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I did a test and 7-zip was not quiet as efficient as winrar. (winrar brought the 90GB file to 8GB but 7-zip was still at 27GB)- because winrar is paid software, does it have some technology that the free ones do not have?
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i believe 7z has size limits- i will confirm soon on that..
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i saw what happened in my test between winrar and 7-zip.. winrar did in 3 hours.. 7-zip wanted 14 hours- then i quit the process... anyone else have experience zipping big files with impressive ratio and also time, with the above tools?
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rdhoore108, how would you paraphrase the scientific find in your own layman terms?
aaron - 14 hours for 7z format.

i just saw - yes they have too many options - so to compress a 100 GB file, what factors are most important?
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i did a fresh test on a new file. 126.38GB - original

7-Zip in 7z format - 8.73GB but took 15 hours (default settings)
WinRAR      in 3 hours 10.87GB (default settings)

what would you recommend i test next?
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OK - good point- let me try the other 2 softwares also and try 7zip with faster alogithm, and get back to you.
due to system unavailability, i am not able to test yet- will keep your pointers and check later.
Thank you much.   : )