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I just measured the time it takes for my DP35DP to complete the post process and boot the OS on an Intel SSD, it's roughly 13 seconds (3 seconds and 10 seconds like what you describe). I don't think I'm seeing that secondary post message count but have observed the board do that under certain restart conditions.
If you have an optical drive, try unplugging it from the motherboard, they can introduce a delay. Also unplug any USB devices such as card readers and external backup drives. They can also add to the boot time.
The 2nd POST-messages display "BA" most of the time. The manual reads BA means "Detecting presence of removable media". It's true I have two BD-drives and a card-reader installed. It's connected to an internal USB-header. I will try unplugging them. However, if this is the reason for the delay I have a problem because I actually need them.
I just plugged out both: Optical drives and Cardreader. There is no speedup during post. I used a stopwatch: 18 seconds until HDD-access, no matter if removable-drives are plugged-in or not.