This article is from the Apple II Csa2 FAQ, by Jeff Hurlburt with numerous contributions by others.
When you reinstalled the software, the RAMFast set itself for a long search. This is an option that you can change using the RAMFast utility. What it is doing is giving your scsi devices a chance to spin up. If you want a fast check, go to the options menu on the utilities and reset the Short Timeout option there to "YES". By: Dan Brown, KE6MKS