The sequence appears to be as follows:
GPU has its own bios
then asus bios logo
then a pci-e error stating no drives found [??]
asus bios logo again
another pci-e no hard disk is detected error
asus logo once again
raid controller showing all four drives raided and the ssd in working order
asus bios logo one last time..
now.. ive installed win7 and major apps on the ssd, and raided the four hdds in a raid10 array. I installed win7 with on the ssd initially with the hdds disconnected to ensure the cleanest install possible.
What bugs me is windows takes like 6 seconds to boot once it starts loading. Is there anyway to expedite the bootup process?
looks about the same time as my gigabyte ex58-ud5 takes to boot up--except the j-micron no drive detected message--you may be able to disable the j-micron controller in the bios if not planning to attach any drives to it but dont think it will make it much quicker
always found mine to feel a bit slow going through those bits as well but once the windows logo appears its severely quick to load the desktop and installed programs so got used to it in the end