I decided to read the mkinitcpio manual to boost the already fast boot time on my notebook computer. I learned that the systemd hook could be used instead of the default base and udev hooks which gives a little boost in boot time. Another thing I noticed at boot was the decompression of the initfs seemed a little slow at boot. I decided to research which of the supported compression methods is the fastest at decompression. I found that lz4 at its highest compression level, -9, has the fasted decompression. It is actually MANY times faster then any other supported compression.

First edit mkinitcpio.conf:

# nano /etc/mkinitcpio.conf
#HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block filesystems keyboard fsck"
HOOKS="systemd autodetect modconf block filesystems keyboard"


# Additional options for the compressor

Then rebuild your initfs:

# mkinitcpio -p linux