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mSATA BIOS option to recognize drive?

As new to intel NUCs and its BIOS (what a surprise! ) I'm a little lost.

Today I have received my NUC D34010WYK (4th generation core i3) and a Crucial M500 120GB mSATA Internal SSD.

I don't know what to do to be recognized by the BIOS.

Is there any option to be enabled in the BIOS? or is it as simple as put the ssd and be auto-recognized?

 

I have read the problems with different SSD's from different brands, I couldn't imagine so many incompatible units.

 

Could it be possible that the same unit in 240GB is compatible?

 

Intel® NUC Boards and Kits Tested peripherals Drives - mSATA SSD

Crucial240 GB mSATA SSDCT240M500SSD3

 

but NOT mine?

Crucial 120 GB mSATA SSD CT120M500SSD3

 

Any firmware update? where can I see if there's a BIOS update? 

Can someone confirm if this 120GB unit is compatible with this NUC?

 

Thankyou

Joan

 

 

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Joan,

Your Crucial 120 GB mSATA SSD CT120M500SSD3 should work. It is listed as

 

"Customer-reported compatible"

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034601.htm http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034601.htm

 

 

 

 

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provo44 escribió:

Joan,

Your Crucial 120 GB mSATA SSD CT120M500SSD3 should work. It is listed as

 

"Customer-reported compatible"

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034601.htm http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-034601.htm

 

Tested on DC3217BY NUC but not on my D34010WYK (4th generation core i3)

Thankyou

Joan

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Joan,

There's no reason your mSATA wouldn't be compatible but you can find the latest BIOS here:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=D34010WYK Download Center

Jason

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Tomorrow morning I'll try to update BIOS and see what happens, (1 AM now here asleeeeep).

Will comment tomorrow.

Thakyou all

Joan

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Or the CRUCIAL M500 120GB is defective or NOT COMPATIBLE with intel NUC's.

I have update the BIOS to 2/10/2014 mine was something from 2013 and continue without detecting de mSATA SSD.

I have bought a new intel 525 Series 90 GB mSATA SSDMCEAC090B301 listed on the compatibility page, I'll have it on monday. Let's see on monday if this one work.

Nobody has answered if there's any option to check in the BIOS about mSATA ssd's or is as simple to put the SSD and automatically be recognized.

Thankyou

Joan

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Joan,

In the BIOS are Legacy Boot and/or UEFI Boot enabled? It shouldn't matter but we should still cover the bases.

Once the mSATA is installed if should show up in the BIOS. I don't think there's an option to turn the port off in the BIOS, but try resetting the BIOS to defaults.

Jason

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Hi,

You might not recognize the mSATA. In my BIOS .18 version mSATA is described as "SATA Port 3" when in UEFI.

If you click on Legacy the mSATA is described by brand and capability.

When I installed Windows 8 the Sata Port 3 was # 1 in the boot order in UEFI. I clicked on Legacy spotted the USB flash drive with the W8 key and clicked on it. Everything after that was automatic.

When I run Linux live I click on Legacy and then the applicable USB flash drive.

Otherwise for everyday operation the BIOS is set in UEFI.

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