joelbitar wrote:What would the performance be with the Raspberry when unpacking rar archives. Roughly how long would it take to unrar a gigabyte of data for instance?
Let's see. Some samples from my 800mhz Pi. All these files are on a USB harddrive and unpacked to the same USB harddrive. I have not tested the speed of the harddrive, which I probably should do because that may be the limiting factor here with it reading and writing from the same drive and the suggestion that USB drivers are still....immature?
3.0GB file: Unpacked 1 files/folders in 6 minutes 48 seconds
1.3GB file: Unpacked 1 files/folders in 3 minutes 24 seconds
740MB file: Unpacked 1 files/folders in 1 minute 38 seconds
I'll throw in this mildly offtopic example too. While using sabnzbd to saturate my bandwidth and download at ~1.15MB/s to the same usb harddrive, it can unrar another file at the same time. In this scenario it takes about 7.5 minutes to unpack a 1.4GB file. (If there is no file unraring, it tends to download at the full 1.2MB/s)