Guys, guys, guys. Please stop. I greatly appreciate all of the help that I've gotten, and the different perspectives.
I agree that 15 seconds might be too long for some, but that doesn't make it bad advice. I chalk it up to the oil change of a car. The "every 3000 miles" thing is still great advice to really make sure that an engine has good lubrication, but newer cars and different oils allow for a lot higher than that. Heck I saw oil and a filter rated for 15,000 miles! Wowza. Does that mean that it is now a bad idea to change it at 3000 miles? Nope, that will still be good because it is advice that ensures that good lubrication for any vehicle, not just the older ones.
Same going on here. 8 seconds for one person, 1 second for another, and 15 seconds per FlexRAID and the "guides" (like how I could them *the* guides
) The setting from the guide should work for everyone, just like changing oil at 3000 miles, but some fine tuning and tweaking is fine. However, saying that something else considerably shorter will work for everyone may not hold true. I don't think that happened either.
I took Mfusick's comment to mean that I could *try* something like 8 seconds once I get it auto-running. It may have been a touch harsh (based off of previous disagreements and sensativity to the topic of HTPC and Media Servers) when stated, "...15 seconds is too long IMO..." despite the fact that it is in your opinion as stated. I know that to some that could come across as saying that they are flat out wrong, even if that is or isn't the intent.
Again, I value everyone's opinions and experiences here. I think that I am dealing with something simple, and will just run through the setup steps again from the guide and compare them to what it is configured like just to verify that things are set right.
With my setup, maybe 6 seconds will work fine in the end, maybe 12, but I need to get the autostart working in the first place before any delay matters.
So thank you again for all of the continued help and support, even when people disagree.