Why does it take so long for my new iMac to start up?

Episode 1223 (1:30:50)

Todd from Sherman Oaks, CA
Apple iMac

Todd just got a new iMac, and he says it takes a full minute to start up. Leo says that since he now has 8GB of RAM, it takes longer for the computer to test that RAM on startup. 1 minute is not an awful amount of time for a computer to boot up, and if he wants a faster start up time, he'd have to get a solid state drive.