CrystalDiskMark is a small HDD benchmark utility for your hard drive that enables you to rapidly measure sequential and random read/write speeds.
Segate Momentus 7200.4 500GB:
Segate Momentus XT 500GB:
Benchmark Results: With Crystal Mark v3.0 run with a file size of 100MB we were able to see that when it comes to platter performance both of the drives are close to the same.
100MB Files Test Comparison Chart: The Seagate XT 500GB drive performs basically like a Seagate Momentus 7200.4 in the traditional benchmarks. Let’s now take a look at something like PCMark Vantage that will show off what makes the hybrid part of the drive special.