Drobo & OS X Boot time

I usually just let my Mac sleep but I recently added an eSata card and it turns out a restart is required to change connected drives with this so I’m having to reboot more often.

I couldn’t help notice that when my Drobo (V2) is connected (FW800) that it adds a lot to the boot time maybe 30 to 40 seconds or so. Is this unavoidable and just due to the size of the volume Drobo reports?

i didnt think drobo adds to the boot time for OSX

for windows t can add 15 minutes to the boot time!

Thankfully it’s not that bad! It’s only that I’ve recently done a few boots without the Drobo that I’ve noticed.