Good afternoon all!
I was gifted a 2016 Intel NUC 5CPYH kit in December of 2018 and haven't tried to set it up until this week. I purchased and installed a PNY 8GB DDR3 RAM (Part # 64D0JKHNK) and a Samsung evo 860 1TB SATA 6Gb/s V-NAND SSD (Model MZ-76E1T0). I also obtained a product key for windows 10 education through my university. The RAM and SSD were easily connected to the NUC, but unfortunately when I try installing windows 10 edu through my created install USB the setup claims I do not have a storage device installed. I have followed the advice of previous forms and updated my BIOS to the most recent one I could find for my NUC kit (PYBSWCEL.86A), but the SSD still does not show up in devices when I access the BIOS.
I have tried finding solutions online, but none of them seem consistent (just started working randomly) or go completely unsolved. Is my SSD not compatible? I read online that some people have no problem with the 860 evo, but maybe I just have an older NUC model that doesn't recognize it? Any advice is appreciated as I have no idea where to go from here, and I really don't want to drop another 100$ on an inferior SSD.