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Intel BXNUC10I7FNH NUC Barebone Kit i7 drive capacity

tauro
Beginner
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Hello,

Building a Intel BXNUC10I7FNH NUC Barebone Kit i7.

Adding Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe 1.3 M.2 (2280) 3-Bit V-NAND SSD MZ-V7S2T0BW plus a Samsung 870 Evo 4TB 2.5" SATA III 6GB/s V-NAND SSD MZ-77E4T0BW.

Before I do, are there limits to the drive capacities?

I see the lower models are limited to 1TB SSD.

Cannot see any info on this one as to a limit to drive sizes. I would assume this means no limits for this model, but need to be sure.

 

Thanks in advance.

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LeonWaksman
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Hi @tauro 

You should not have problem with the capacity of the M.2 NVMe SSD. Intel has validated even 8TB SSD on this NUC. The larges 2.5" SSD validated was 1TB only, but I don't find any limitation in the documentation. For you reference please see the List of the Intel Validated components on NUC10i7FNH.

 

Leon

 

tauro
Beginner
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Thanks, I didn't think so but wanted to check.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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There is no limit to 1TB in any active NUC model. Where are you seeing this?

As for SATA, the only limitation is that the drive physically must be no taller than 9mm. You cannot use drives that are, for example, 15mm tall.

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tauro
Beginner
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https://www.asus.com/au/Displays-Desktops/Mini-PCs/All-series/Mini-PC-PN50/

See dot point 3rd from bottom. Maybe missinterpritated. 

  • Dual-storage design with up to a 2.5-inch HDD up to 1 TB and an M.2 SSD up to 512 GB
n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Well, since that isn't a NUC, it most certainly doesn't apply.
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tauro
Beginner
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Thanks everyone for information. I realise it's not an Asus but still have to ask. I have this up and running and all looks good except missing drivers and no cd. I found the downloads for this model BXNUC10I7FNH. Seems I have to download manually each driver to a USB stick to install. Would there be an update tool that runs these driver install and keeps up to date?

Update. Found it. Driver support assistant.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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For the Intel NUC products, the answer is yes - and no. There are specific driver packages - the Intel Chipset Device Software (a.k.a. INF Update) and the Intel Management Engine software/driver packages - that should be manually downloaded and installed first. Then, for the most part, the Intel Driver & Support Assistant (IDSA) is supposed to keep the other Intel drivers up to date -- but, there are some Intel packages that are specifically not supported by this tool. See the Intel Driver & Support Assistant FAQ for more information (including installation).

Hope this helps,

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tauro
Beginner
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Thanks for info. This box is nothing but trouble. Should I be having boot issues, freezing issues flickering screen issues with this config?

Intel BXNUC10I7FNH NUC Barebone Kit i7 10th Gen

Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 500GB V-NAND SSD

Crucial MX500 2000GB 2.5 inch SSD 

Crucial 16GB (1x 16GB) DDR4 2666MHz SODIMM Memory

Install Windows 10 Pro from USB boot drive

Install drivers Intel Chipset Device Software (a.k.a. INF Update) and the Intel Management Engine software/driver packages manually downloaded and installed first, then Intel driver support assistant. Installed remaining drivers. All drivers appear installed in device manager.

Started seeing below blue screens. Ran a memory test, passed with no faults.

Stop code Kernel Security check failure

Stop code Kernel thread priority floor violation.  

Reinstalled windows, after install system rebooted, doesn't boot now, stops on Intel NUC screen with QR code. No response have to hold in power button or pull cord. I know shouldn't pull cord but no choice power button won't shut down.

Removed 2.5" SSD, still boot issues.

Powered back on, made it to Microsoft screen where it says Hi then freezes at that point.

Any ideas.  

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Just so you know, running a memory test using the Microsoft tool doesn't prove a thing; IMHO, that is a waste of time. Run a product like MemTest86 and let it test the memory for an entire day. If you only have a single SODIMM, make sure you test it in both sockets. For that matter, change its socket now and see if that makes a difference in the system's stability.

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tauro
Beginner
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Why not? why is that tester not reliable? it took ages. Came up no memory issues.  Already changed dimm slots. I'll try memtest86.

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