I just set up my Mac Pro (6-core) with AHCI mode, using a Mercury Extreme SSD. It's blazing fast. However, the Windows 7 speed is lacking in Boot Camp mode. Cold boot times: Mac OS X: 28 seconds Windows 7 (Parallels): 12 seconds Windows 7 (Boot Camp): 69 seconds Any way to speed things up at all, and why's it take that long? I have 12 GB of RAM, if that's what's making the POST process take over twice as long as OS X.