I installed SSD in place of Superdrive, formatted Ext,Journ, restored MtnLion from TimeMachine, renamed old boot partition on 1TB internal because it confused time machine, went to SysPref->Startup Disk - Selected SSD drive and clicked restart. In fact did this a couple times.
18s white screen to apple, another 20 seconds to login screen.
btw, SysPref->Startup Disk displays 1TB SnowLep, 1TB Mtn Lion, and SSD Mtn Lion (highlighted)
1TB internal has SL partition, ML partition, a Data Partition, and a Mtn Lion recovery partition
SSD has ML partition and I think a Mtn Lion recovery partition (not sure how it got there since I didn't do a clean install to the drive)
When I boot using the alt/option key there are two Recovery.8.2 disks shown. I am guessing one on the 1TB internal, and one on the SSD. When I boot from DVD I see two entries in the log name: disk2 partition:0. When I use DVD disk utility there is only one "disk2" shown with 1.15GB Boot OS X disk image marked as "Startup Disk". Is having two recovery partitions named the same a problem?
Any ideas why it is so slow booting?
2010 27" iMac 2.66GHz Core i5 8GB Ram, 240GB OWC 3G SSD (in superdrive spot)+Blu-Ray Recorder; iPhone 4s
ok - interesting data point - unplugged USB connected 3TB containing my time machine backups and total boot dropped to 20s: 5s to white, 12s to apple, 3s to login screen.