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NUC8i7HVK possibility to use 2x 2280 SSD

Aalek21
Beginner
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Hi

I got NUC8i7HVK

And didn't really understand if I may simply use 2 slots M.2 NVMe at the same time.

As I see there is wifi

 

So may some comment

I have 1 Samsung 970 evo Plus SSD NVMe

And want to add another one to the second slot.

 

Is it possible? Does it required any hardware modifications?

And may be anyone have such 2 ssds, how about thermal conditions?

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TDean
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I have 2 samsung pro 1tb m.2 pcie3 nvme 2280 ssd in my NUC8i7hvk with no issues. Both stay around 38 to 42C . Just plug it in.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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The slots in the HN and HV NUCs support both M.2 NVMe SSDs and M.2 SATA SSDs. Their type is automatically detected at power on and handled accordingly (i.e. you don't need to do anything extra). You can use any combination of M.2 SSDs that you like; NVMe+NVMe, NVMe+SATA or SATA+SATA.

 

The HN and HV NUCs are designed to ensure that the M.2 SSDs are kept well cooled. In addition to the airflow over the board (and these cards) produced by the included blowers, there are thermal pads that allow additional heat from these drives to be dissipated via the NUC's chassis.

 

Hope this helps,

...S

Aalek21
Beginner
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Thank you, guys. Looks all fine and I may order second ssd)

Just some note: about "NVMe+NVMe, NVMe+SATA or SATA+SATA."

 

As I know it's impossible to use NVMe+SATA at the same time. Nuc will find only one ssd, there is some discussions on other forums about it.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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If that is the case (which I don't think is right), then that is a bug (hopefully addressable in the BIOS). Don't get hung up on reports like that; most of the time it is the device inserted - or the person inserting the device - that is responsible. Regardless, I will verify this one way or the other and answer back tomorrow with my results...

 

...S

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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So, as I expected, I had absolutely no problems using a NVMe+SATA configuration.

 

I tested with an Intel 600p Series NVMe SSD (SSDPEKKW512G7) in the primary M.2 slot and an Intel 530 Series SATA SSD (SSDSCKGW180A4) in the secondary M.2 slot. Both SSDs were properly recognized in BIOS and in Windows.

 

So much for your "it's impossible". As I said, more times than not, it is the individual device being inserted - or the individual inserting the device - that is responsible.

...S

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