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NUC11DBBi9 in NUC9 Quartz Canyon "Enclosure"

munklarsen
New Contributor I
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Hi,

It it supported to take the compute element from a NUC11 (for instance the NUC11DBBi9) and put it in the enclosure from a Quartz Canyon NUC9?

And yes, I know that just buying the entire NUC11 incl. the CE would not be that much more expensive, but I really just like the smaller formfactor of the NUC9. 

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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I spoke with the NUC Marketing team; here's what they told me: Once equipped with BIOS 46 (and refinements coming in BIOS 51), the Driver Bay Compute Element can be used in the Ghost Canyon chassis. This combination has received little validation, however, and there are outstanding concerns regarding thermals and performance.

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BHarr8
Valued Contributor I
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I think you have to take the fan shroud off the NUC11 element to install it into the NUC9 enclosure but that part looks simple to remove by design.

I want to hear an official statement from Intel though. For the record Simply NUC told me that it is compatible but I really want  to get an official statement or a tutorial online.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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I spoke with the NUC Marketing team; here's what they told me: Once equipped with BIOS 46 (and refinements coming in BIOS 51), the Driver Bay Compute Element can be used in the Ghost Canyon chassis. This combination has received little validation, however, and there are outstanding concerns regarding thermals and performance.

...S

munklarsen
New Contributor I
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Thanks for the answer.. wasn't really the "that's fully supported" I was hoping for but that was probably also too much to ask. If I end up buying the newer NUC, I will test it out and post my findings in here.
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