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I was checking for this option in the BIOS just to confirm it and unfortunately there is not option to boot from SD card. SD card can be use as storage device for the Intel® NUC.
Why would the largest hi-tech corporation in the West create a network universal computer and program the bios to ban sdcard bootups?
The assumption that a SDcard cannot last as long as a SSD is based on marketing SSDs.
It is a marketing ploy. The argument that SDcards cannot tolerate being used as a virtual HDD is a white lie that leads to the slippery slope into getting a $45 dollar 64 GB SSD.
Sorry Stephen, your (almost silly) assertions have nothing to do with reality. Adding BIOS support bears a cost and the development team decided to forgo this cost. Whether this feature is implemented at some point in the future is going to be dependent upon how many users complain about not having this capability.