I've just purchased from Amazon an Intel NUC6i7KYK Kit, along with a Crucial 16GB Single DDR4 2133 MT/s (PC4-17000) SODIMM 260-Pin Memory Stick - (CT16G4SFD8213), and a 512 GB Sandisk X400 m.2 SSD (SD8SN8U-512G-1122). It is intended to be a video/content creation workstation.
I first installed the two sticks without issues, the design is simple and the process was easy and very fast. The Crucial stick went to Slot A, so the X400 m.2 SSD.
I plugged the NUC via HDMI to a Full HD TV (because my VGA monitor is too old, and purchased the wrong mDisplayPort to VGA adapter), with a USB mouse & kb combo, and a bootable USB key with a Windows 10 Pro image.
Then I tried to boot.
First of all, after the Intel NUC logo, couldn't get the F2 access to BIOS to work. I wanted to see if the memory and SSD showed correctly in the Visual BIOS, but after pressing F2 couldn't get to BIOS; instead of it the NUC wanted to install Windows. First, I haven't plugged the USB key, so couldn't boot. After that, rebooted, pressed F10, choose USB and tried to install Windows. Then I followed the installation, until Windows showed NO DEVICE to install the OS. I tried to load drivers, but nothing happened. I attached an external DVD drive, showed fine, an external HDD, showed fine, a couple USB drives, ditto. But no m.2 SSD.
So, I downloaded every driver available from the NUC6i7KYK page, and the latest BIOS, and proceeded to update the BIOS to version 0042.
Pressing F7 allowed me to update the BIOS successfully without issues.
But when rebooting I still couldn't get F2 to work. Annoying. As I could see later, it was not a issue of the TV resolution nor Fast Boot enabled.
So I pressed the power button till the button turned blue (I believe is a Clear C-MOS action) and then a new menu appeared and when I pressed F2, I finally could get to Visual BIOS. It's the only way I can get to VisualBIOS. Weird, because the resolution was 1024 x 768, showed correctly by the TV.
Once there, I looked for the installed memory, showed 16 GB, fine. Then looked for the m.2 drive: main screen, nothing, so searched under DEVICES/PCI. The two slots appeared NOT POPULATED. The BIOS showed the latest version.
Unplugged everything, shut down the NUC, opened it, changed sticks from A to B.
Turned on, same thing.
Don't know what to do. I am in Argentina, so returning stuff is an issue. Before I made the purchase, I saw online many configurations including this NUC with the Sandisk X400, but now that I got in trouble I found out here in the forums that it is not among the tested devices.
Is there something else I can do?
Thank you in advance.