Lots of people say SSD's give a more snappy feeling about boot times. Well, not really.
Building a new system and tuning it for the first time, I noticed that boot times are around 90 seconds. But this includes automatic logon to the domain, applying user profile and settings, etc. Admitted, this is over a VPN connection, not with a local server.
This is a new system as documented here: http://ppbm7.com/index.php/intro-part-1
Measurement is from the moment one presses the Power switch untill the Metro interface is ready with Win8-64 Enterprise UK. This is still without the planned Areca card and the staggered spin-up, which will only increase boot times.
BTW, even though meaningless for Premiere Pro performance, the WEI shows these results at this moment, before serious overclocking with a base clock of 4.0 GHz and DDR3-2133:
The message is, don't expect too much from an SSD, despite all the hype.
My SSD boot times without network login are under 30 seconds for Windows 7. That handshaking is what slows you down here.
I'm not completly satisfied with my ssd also.I use revodrive x2 160Gb for os.Yesterday I measured the boot times, it was 100 seconds.This boot time comes from Asus P9X79 Pro boot period + Revodrive boot + Areca 1882i boot time. With Win7 64.
I think this is slow, especially if I see Revo data sheet : read up to 740Mb/s write up to 690Mb/s. :-(
The SSD's will not change the initiaization times of things like your Areca controller as that time is all running through the firmware on that board, there is nothing "disk" drive resident during the boot process. I would guess that you Revodrive would be the same..