I am just about to rebuild my NUC8i7HVK and I noticed that the NUC8i*BEH based NUCs just got a fairly substantial BIOS update. Is the HVK up next?
Do you pay attention to the security issues involving Intel? The BIOS updates incorporate microcode updates and new BIOS incorporating those microcode updates do come out around the same time.
I also use RAID and it is likely that this will see an update in the next BIOS update.
Starting from square 1 with the current BIOS is simple best practices, not sure why anyone would recommend against it.
How is #2 helpful? I have been on this forum for a while now and at first there was some helpful advice but today there are more than a few really sarcastic "helpers".
In the past I have asked about upcoming product and updates and gotten useful feedback, today its always like that scene where the Wizard of OZ is questioned.
Some examples of good support on this forum: