concerning boot times there is already a thread where I been posting my experience. I already disabled USB legacy support and USB as a boot device. The dongle even slows down the bios graphics/performance leeading to long (20 seconds) reaction times on any keyboard command.
View this thread for all the details:
When I talk of a kocking sound I mean actually "rattling" caused by the volume control that is mounted to the headset with to much clearance so that it moves anytime I move my head.
The boot time issue seems to be an engineering problem since it happens to a couple of people, maybe caused by a certain hardware configuration which has not been tested during development (see my profile for details), but since I do not use any "exotic" brands in my system nor other drivers such as raid or eSATA drivers are loaded this is not acceptable.
The rattling issue is not that a big deal, which could be solved by replacing the headset. Sometimes quality control guidlines are not yet aware of a possible problem like that so products may pass this controls.
What I've been missing I a reaction on my ticket e.g. "Your ticket was posted, we will be contacting you in about xy days..." but since the landing page of tech. support stated a reply within 24 hours I expected exactly that.
Please have in mind while reading my posts that I'm from germany and that I#m not a native speaker...