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mwarn4
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NUC5PGYH installing a SSD

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My NUC5PGYH comes with only 32g HD so I bought a 250g 850EVO SSD to add in. The original HD cant be removed, correct? Should I set the new SSD as the boot drive? if not, how do I get it to work properly as secondary?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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IUman
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Hello miker58,

Thank you for joining the Intel communities.

The 32 GB SSD is embedded on the motherboard with Pre-Installed Operating System Windows 10 Home x64, so it cannot be remove, you can see more information here:

http://ark.intel.com/products/88065/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC5PGYH Intel® NUC Kit NUC5PGYH Specifications

Basically when you start the system it will boot from the embedded hard drive, in this case you can change the boot order in the BIOS but I would suggest using it as storage drive instead of boot drive since you already have an operating system installed to boot from.

You can also press F10 when you see the prompts and select the unit where you want to boot from.

Best wishes,

Ivan

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IUman
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Hello miker58,

Thank you for joining the Intel communities.

The 32 GB SSD is embedded on the motherboard with Pre-Installed Operating System Windows 10 Home x64, so it cannot be remove, you can see more information here:

http://ark.intel.com/products/88065/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC5PGYH Intel® NUC Kit NUC5PGYH Specifications

Basically when you start the system it will boot from the embedded hard drive, in this case you can change the boot order in the BIOS but I would suggest using it as storage drive instead of boot drive since you already have an operating system installed to boot from.

You can also press F10 when you see the prompts and select the unit where you want to boot from.

Best wishes,

Ivan

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I have a NUC7CJYS which comes with 32GB, which is too small and already full.  I need to add a 2.5" SSD also.  I don't understand how it's going to work with two drives.  Are there some instructions somewhere on how to add the SSD?  Thank you kindly!

AlHill
Super User
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This is a 5-year old thread.   Stay with your other thread.

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

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Hi Al,

Quick question.  Do you understand what Ivan meant?  Did he mean once you install the 2.5" SSD you should boot it from it also ... or you should continue to boot from the 32GB drive that came with the NUC?  Thanks!

 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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In this case, you want to install the SSD drive, install Windows to it and make sure it boots cleanly. With a properly set up USB flash drive providing a Windows installation image, you can use F10 key and select to boot from it to get the installation process going.

Once that is done, you need to decide what you want to do with the eMMC. Relatively speaking, it is a fairly slow device. You can keep it around for data backup, seldom-accessed file storage, etc. - or you can go into BIOS Setup (Visual BIOS) and disable this device completely.

Hope this helps,

...S

idata
Community Manager
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Hello miker58,

 

 

Thank you for joining the Intel communities.

 

 

The 32 GB SSD is embedded on the motherboard with Pre-Installed Operating System Windows 10 Home x64, so it cannot be remove, you can see more information here:

 

http://ark.intel.com/products/88065/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC5PGYH http://ark.intel.com/products/88065/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC5PGYH

 

 

Basically when you start the system it will boot from the embedded hard drive, in this case you can change the boot order in the BIOS but I would suggest using it as storage drive instead of boot drive since you already have an operating system installed to boot from.

 

 

You can also press F10 when you see the prompts and select the unit where you want to boot from.

 

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Ivan

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hello miker58,

 

 

Thank you for joining the Intel communities.

 

 

The 32 GB SSD is embedded on the motherboard with Pre-Installed Operating System Windows 10 Home x64, so it cannot be remove, you can see more information here:

 

http://ark.intel.com/products/88065/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC5PGYH http://ark.intel.com/products/88065/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC5PGYH

 

 

Basically when you start the system it will boot from the embedded hard drive, in this case you can change the boot order in the BIOS but I would suggest using it as storage drive instead of boot drive since you already have an operating system installed to boot from.

 

 

You can also press F10 when you see the prompts and select the unit where you want to boot from.

 

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Ivan

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hello miker58,

 

 

Thank you for joining the Intel communities.

 

 

The 32 GB SSD is embedded on the motherboard with Pre-Installed Operating System Windows 10 Home x64, so it cannot be remove, you can see more information here:

 

http://ark.intel.com/products/88065/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC5PGYH http://ark.intel.com/products/88065/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC5PGYH

 

 

Basically when you start the system it will boot from the embedded hard drive, in this case you can change the boot order in the BIOS but I would suggest using it as storage drive instead of boot drive since you already have an operating system installed to boot from.

 

 

You can also press F10 when you see the prompts and select the unit where you want to boot from.

 

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Ivan

 

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