I bought a brand new NU8i5BEH and installed a SSD M2 module. Unfortunately the led on the front panel remains fix instead blinking when the memory works. I tried with a sata SSD hard disk and it works fine.
I checked now, it seems ok. I attach two images to show you my settings in BIOS. With these settings the led on the front panel doesn't blink, just remains fixed. 😥 Many thanks for suggestions
What version of the BIOS do you have installed? You should have BIOS 56 (BECFL357.86A.0056.2018.1128.1717).
Your SATA scene looks different than mine. I have an additional parameter for enabling that the LED (also) show M.2 SSD Activity.
I'm pretty sure to have the last one available on download center for NUCI5BEH (the model I have, of course).
Once I'll be at home I will download once more and will update again.
Could you please in the meantime verify if the above link is the same you have?
p.s. I want to solve this stupid issue, 😉
Hi. I checked and I already have the last bios. In fact the system now says that I can't update. I tried to reset to default settings but the "m2 hdd led" setting doesn 't appear. I am also contacting the Intel support team because it is strange that you have different settings options in the sata device screen of the Visual bios. Could you please be so kind to post a screenshot of your settings? Do you have the same product (NUC8I5BEH)?
Thanks Scott, I viewed the images you sent me. in the first one I see you have a setting "m2 PCIe hdd led" that I don't have. In the meantime the Intel support team informed me to ask the supplier to give the product back and ask for a replacement. Probably they know that there is a problem with some boards... I don't know.
I really would like to thank you for your kind help, you were super kind and hope to meet you again in this forum.
Many thanks from Italy
I have a NUC8i7BEH, but it uses the same BIOS that your NUC8i5BEH uses. Here are some captures that I took showing the parameters related to M.2 SSD and the HDD LED:
Here is the SATA Configuration scene. Note the additional parameter that is showing at the bottom. Why does mine show this parameter and your doesn't? It is because (and I didn't catch this when I originally looked at your capture) you have a M.2 SATA SSD whereas I have a M.2 NVMe SSD.
Here is the PCI Configuration scene. Note the M.2 Slot is enabled and that the M.2 NVMe SSD is utilizing the full x4 PCIe lanes.
Here is the Secondary Power Settings scene, scrolled down to show the parameters related to the HDD LED. Note it is configured to show HDD Activity.
When I spotted that you had a M.2 SATA SSD and that it was a Crucial MX500, I remembered there being a report regarding the same issue. The conclusion in that case was a compatibility issue between the NUC and the MX500 SSD: https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D50P0000490PDTSA2/nuc8i3beh-activity-hdd-led-issue. My conclusion, on the other hand, is that since this issue has been reported against *only* this particular drive, it is most likely an issue in this drive's design.
That's really interesting because it means that I could try to substitute the m2 module before to give back the NUC, in order to test this compatibility issue.
Thanks Scott!!! I will keep you updated about the end of the story!
Really appreciating your help!
I would recommend that you look into a M.2 NVMe SSD (rather than another M.2 SATA SSD). They don't cost all that much more and even the worst NVMe drive outperforms the best SATA drive.