SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. Sandra provides most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software. In order to test the hard drive SiSoftware Sandra 2009 SP3 was used as part of the test suite. The graphical results that Sandra gives you after the test is completed nicely shows drives perform over time and where at on the drive the performance is seen.
Benchmark Results: In the read performance test that is used in SANDRA 2009 SP3, the Seagate Momentus 7200.2 200GB Notebook hard drive had a read speed of 51.988MBps and a write speed of 45.052MBps.