The results are rather all over the board with this SSD. Start up/shut down is very quick and the PCMark Vantage tests show more real world figures. Pairing this with the inherent reliability of Kingston products (especially with this drive geared towards consumers), you get a reasonably quick and reliable SSD for a good price. However, the asynchronous memory gives the drive a little bit of a disadvantage in the low-level synthetic benchmarks. However, the asynchronous memory saves costs, which can in turn allow for a more inexpensive drive.