bums me out too...
core i7 860
gigabyte p55a-ud3 f4 bios
intel x-25m g2 80gb ssd
WD caviar black 1 tb
Seagate 7200.12 1 tb
originally, this was a 2 minute boot time (the entire time was on the starting windows page). Then i unplugged every single sata drive except for the ssd and it went down to 50 seconds (20 on starting windows, 30 on welcome). I replugged everything in and it stayed at a 50 second boot. intel firmware is updated, mobo bios are up to date, video drivers are up to date, windows is up to date.
Since it is in windows, I'm thinking it's a possible storage driver issue. My bios is set to ahci, which seems to be the way to go with ssds. Uninstalling the MSM and installing the RST hasn't done anything.
i ended up reloading windows with only the ssd attached. then i only loaded the updated drivers and plugged in the sata drives one by one. working like a champ now.