I'll time mine tonite, but I'm quite sure it's less than a minute.. I did however reinstall OS X to my liking, but I've got the loaded version.. 1.42GHz/512MB/80GB/Bluetooth/Airport Extreme..
MikeH: I'd suggest swapping out your RAM to a 512MB stick, and if you don't have a clean install, that can't hurt..
Anyone know if there's a difference in data density between a 40gb drive and an 80gb drive? Or does the 40gb drive just have half as many platters?
In either case, these have got to be the slowest, cheapest laptop drives used in new hardware today..
Does anyone else have that clicking sound? It sounds like the arms banging against the stops.. The first mini I had did it every few minutes, this one does it once or twice in a few hours. I think they were part of an abused shipment or something..