Oops !!! Just looked some more at the specs and the connector is type M. So, the next question is: will a type B device work in a type M socket? Yes, it would be SATA plus 2x PCI-e which would be slower. Just asking because of limited product availability here in Costa Rica. Thanks for the feedback.
I need to revise my question. Obviously a type B connector device will not work in the NUC type M socket. However, will an SSD with type B&M connector work? Most SSDs that I see have the B&M connector. A few of the faster SSDs have the type M conector.
I think I have the answer. I looked at another support question and they listed "compatible" devices that were tested by users. It appears that the majority of the M.2 SSDs listed have the B&M keyed connector. A confirmation from somebody on the forum would be nice. The bigger problem I am facing is that nobody in Costa Rica appears to sell the M.2 SSDs, only 2.5" SSDs.
Yes it supports both type-m and type-b drives.
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According with the information available in the link below, the M.2 B uses x2 lanes and type M uses x4
Now, the Intel® NUC Board NUC5i5RYH has PCI Express x1/x2/x4 and SATA, with that information we could say that it would work since the lanes are avaialble.
However; let me further investigate this to confirm the information, I will keep you posted.
Related links: lanes used by each: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Overview-of-M-2-
NUC specs (page 11): http://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/NUC5i5RYB_NUC5i3RYB_TechProdSpec03.pdf
how do you use two different M.2 at the same time? Slot 2 doesn't list the SSD
On this product you can't. On NUC6i7KYK you can.
I have the NUC6i7KYK but the 2nd drive doesn't show up. They are different sizes and swapping them works. Any ideas
Different sizes doesn't matter.
Are you trying to RAID them, or just want to use 2 drives?
Loaded the latest BIOS and loaded defaults?
Of course, if one is brand new, you have to go to Disk Management (right click on the very bottom left of the screen-or better yet: press the windows key + X) select Disk Management, and see if the other drive needs to be formatted. Seeing that you swapped the drives, I assume you've done this, but have to put in all the troubleshooting steps.
Are they both SATA or NVMe?
Make sure both drive bays are checked in the BIOS?
That's all I got right now.
Swamped the drives. Both times only hardware Id came up in the bios. No RAID, just need both of them to show up for a install.
I did take off UEFI, think that matters?
Worth a shot.
Could be a hardware error if what i suggested doesn't work. especially making sure both drives are checked in the bios.
there are 2 places to look. first click advanced->devices->pci make sure both m.2 boxes are checked
second, in the same advanced->devices menu, click the sata tab. what do the m.2 slots 1 and 2 say?
Slot 1 lists the part with the full name, slot 2 only gives a hardware id.. Both boxes are checked.
Any chance you can post a pic?