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NUC support for RAID1 NVME

HRLIV
Beginner
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Are there any NUC models which contain dual NVME slots?  I need to build a RAID1 configured machine running Windows 10 for a small business.  The NUC form factor would be perfect for my project, but the NUC I already have (NUC10i7FNH1) only has one NVME slot and one SATA slot.  It is my understanding that RAID SSDs must be using the same interface.  I've read that RAID is supported but can't find a NUC with dual NVME or even SATA slots.  Can someone point me in the right direction?

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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In fact, I believe you need a design that has two M.2 NVMe sockets that use only PCIe lanes exposed by the PCH (chipset) component. There are two NUC designs and three NUC models that have dual M.2 sockets, the (now discontinued) NUC6i6KYK and the NUC8i7HNK/NUC8i7HVK. The difference between the NUC8i7HNK and the NUC8i7HVK is the AMD Graphics Engine. See here: NUC8i7HNK and here: NUC8i7HVK for more information.

Physically, these NUCs are significantly larger (and significantly more expensive) than the standard NUC models. If this isn't a bother, there are some other designs to look at that are 'slightly' larger than that. Check out the NUC 9 Extreme and NUC 9 Pro kits here: Intel NUC Kits.

Hope this helps,

...S

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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In fact, I believe you need a design that has two M.2 NVMe sockets that use only PCIe lanes exposed by the PCH (chipset) component. There are two NUC designs and three NUC models that have dual M.2 sockets, the (now discontinued) NUC6i6KYK and the NUC8i7HNK/NUC8i7HVK. The difference between the NUC8i7HNK and the NUC8i7HVK is the AMD Graphics Engine. See here: NUC8i7HNK and here: NUC8i7HVK for more information.

Physically, these NUCs are significantly larger (and significantly more expensive) than the standard NUC models. If this isn't a bother, there are some other designs to look at that are 'slightly' larger than that. Check out the NUC 9 Extreme and NUC 9 Pro kits here: Intel NUC Kits.

Hope this helps,

...S

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HRLIV
Beginner
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Thank you very much for help.  These models look like great choices.  Appreciate your knowledge and quick reply.

 

All the best,

Howard

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