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Is there a RAR extractor (for multiple rar files like .r00 etc.) that will use all of my quad cores?

Is there a RAR extractor (for multiple rar files like .r00 etc.) that will use all of my quad cores?

I've got a quad core Intel processor. I've got a big file split into little ones as RAR files, foo.r00, foo.r01, etc. which the RAR program extracts into one file/directory. Is there a RAR program that I can specify like "use four cores" in the extract process? At the moment it sits there using 100% of one core. I recognise the bottleneck might be my hard drive anyway, but I don't see a lot of HD usage and suspect the decompression process is more intensive than waiting on I/O.

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Guest [Entry]

http://www.7-zipdotorg/ supports multi-threading, but you'll probably be HDD bottle necked.
Guest [Entry]

Just in case someone is searching and comes across this. Winrar now uses multiple cores to compress and decompress RARs also the person above me is wrong on his explanation of why it wouldn't have been capable of being multi-threaded.