With the behavior you've described, it does seem likely that you may have a faulty unit.
To have this SSD replaced, you may contact your retailer during the first 30 days of purchase, or you may contact support and reference this thread.
As an additional troubleshooting step, you may try performing a secure erase (low-level format) on the drive before reinstalling the operating system again.
- Three Ways To Run Low-Level Format Using Intel® Software Tools
- Run a Low-Level Format on Intel® Solid State Drives (using third party tools)
As for your motherboard, while compatibility validation is the responsibility of the motherboard vendor. Yours does meet all the hardware requirements, and shouldn't cause any issues.
- Motherboards Supporting the Intel® SSD 600p/Pro 6000p/E 6000p Series
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Sorry for my late response. For a very strange reason after 2 days all the "symptoms" I have reported on my previous post are gone!
I don't know why, I haven't make any change since my first post, so I'm assuming Windows 10 might update some drivers.. I don't know, hope to stay like this.
Thank you for your fast response and again sorry for my late response.