I have 4x DroboS (all latest Firmware) on a W7x64 (all fully updated) installed.
I just did a complete new install and even booting up with the W7Install disk it took my desktop (HP xw6200) 16GB RAM about 10 minutes to get me from the WINDOWS text to the WINDOWS with the 4 Color GFX part. Once it reaches the 4 color gfx part it goes quite fast.
I have a SSD card as my main HD. And i know its not that card .. maybe the DROBO's are the ones delaying it.. but i need the units plugged in before i boot up as the system would not see them afterwards... I even purchased a "better" 4Port ESATA card for $250 (Recomended by DROBO)... nothing still a forever wait (10-15 minutes) to get the system to finally come up...
Thanks for your thoughts/help