CrystalDiskMark is a small HDD benchmark utility for your hard drive that enables you to rapidly measure sequential and random read/write speeds.
100MB Files Test:
50MB Files Test:
Benchmark Results: With Crystal Mark v2.2 run with both a file size of 50MB and 100MB a performance difference can be observed. With the file size at 50MB the Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB hard drive had slightly higher read and write speeds.
50MB Files Test Comparison Chart: The Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB hard drive did great in the Sequential Read Test, but fell behind the Seagate Momentus 7200.3 320GB hard drive and WD Scorpio Black in several of the other tests by a small percentage.