I've been running 10.8.4 for a couple weeks now, and today when I booted it took a long time (roughly 1:30) to reach the desktop. When I finally reached the desktop, I was met with my cursor stuck in the top left and my keyboard and mouse being unresponsive for about 4 minutes before they finally kicked it. Random spurts of beach balls while I try to get some work done. I have a SSD which is why this is so worrying. TRIM is enabled, but I don't know where to go from here. Applications are taking a stupid long time to start.
EDIT: FireWire card is the problem. SYBA UW-1394PCI-A01 is the card. Where do I go from here? My options are there being some kind of fix for this or modifying Aloha's cable to put the ground elsewhere in the case (where?)
SanDisk Extreme II 128GB