Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
FBachofner
Beginner
594 Views

What is the current BIOS for BOXNUC8i7BEH1? And . . . extremely SLOW boot using Samsung 970 EVO

The page https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/126140/Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC8i7BEH

 

suggests the latest BIOS for this model is v0051 from 2018-10-15, however, the NUC reports a newer BIOS (something like 0064 -- sorry, I'm using the same NUC to post this and don't want to reboot to check before posting).

 

Why is the newer BIOS not downloadable if Intel is shipping it by default with current NUCs?!

 

After years of using NUC, I am absolutely disappointed with this one. It boots like molasses using a Samsung 970 EVO, which in another machine is lightning quick.

 

The fact that the downloads section is such a mess (not just BIOS, either) is not confidence inspiring . . .

 

 

I should add this machine is running LinuxMint 19.1 so I would need a .bio file if a moderator can link to something newer from a beta, for example.

 

Thanks in advance!

0 Kudos
6 Replies
n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
114 Views

The latest BIOS releases for the BE NUCs, BE0052 through BE0066, has been withdrawn by Intel. We are hoping that whatever issue caused this withdrawal is fixed soonest and a replacement BIOS made available. Unfortunately, no schedule for this replacement has been provided. You will just have to wait like everybody else.

 

...S

Trial-Member
New Contributor III
114 Views

Hi @n.scott.pearson​ ,

 

Do you have any information why BE066 has been withdrawn?

I am running 0066 on my NUC8 and wondering if would be a good idea to downgrade.

Trial-Member
New Contributor III
114 Views

Found information here.

 

Would have liked to be informed (maybe within tle DLC or DSA) just to know that it may be not a good idea to set a password on NVME SSDs.

 

Just to make sure I am right: We are not talking about an issue that occures when using Bitlocker, but when setting a password in the BIOS, correct?

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
114 Views

Why they chose to wait until today to warn folks is not something that I have any control over (I *will* direct whining there way though). Yes, do not attempt to put passwords on NVMe SSDs. You should be ok with Bitlocker, however.

 

...S

David_V_Intel
Employee
114 Views

Hello FBachofner, Were you able to check the previous posts? Let me know if you need any more assistance. Regards, David V Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
David_V_Intel
Employee
114 Views

Hello FBachofner, Please contact us if you have any additional questions. Regards, David V Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
Reply