Hello, My rig: I have a 4,1 (2x) 2.26GHz, 32GB RAM. As of Wednesday I'll have a Apricorn Velocity Solo x2 and a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD (which will be used for OSX (10.9.3), software, and some personal files and sample libraries). Shortly after, I should have my new x5670 processors (effectively making my Pro a 5,1 with 1333MHz FSB). I'll put all this in my sig once the upgrade dust has settled. I previously had a late 2012 MacMini with quad i7, fusion drive, etc. That thing booted in like :15. I'd like to get my Pro around there. I had an OWC Accelsior 120GB card (testing at ~600MB R/W) and the boot time was :43 from power on to login screen. I returned the OWC because it's performance wasn't worth its cost to me. I suspect this was, in part, due to the fact my user folder is relocated to another (standard) drive. (I am aware the Velocity will be slower - I'm anticipating around 500MB R/W - however, for the same money as the Accelsior, I'm getting 500GB which will allow me to keep (most of) my user folder on the root drive.) Presently with my regular HDs, I'm booting in 1:00. Part of what weirds me out is upon powering up my monitors don't power up until like :17. What the heck is going on during that :17, and what can I do to either eliminate or minimize it? I've PRAMed a few times. I've Binged around and found all the common, obvious stuff. So, other than minimizing the programs that launch at startup (which I presently have everything deselected), is there anything you guys have found that can get my Pro's boot time close to what I was getting with my Mini?