Thank you for contacting Intel Communities support.
I will be happy to assist you.
We recommend you to have the latest BIOS version installed in your Intel NUC to enhance the funcionality and operational features of the product. You can find the link below.
Version: 0060 (Latest)
Also, I would like to point out that your SSD is not included in the list of tested peripherals and we do not ensure compatibility. Check the list here.
Finally, we would like to review the BIOS settings and try to replicate the issue. Please send us a picture of the following BIOS settings:
-The changes you make.
-The Chipset SATA Controller configuration under Devices > SATA.
-Boot Priority settings under Boot.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
According to the information provided, I can think of different options to troubleshoot your Intel NUC.
1. Test the Patriot SCORCH M.2 SSD in another system to make sure it is detected in the BIOS.
2. Test another SSD in the Intel NUC and check if it is found in the BIOS. If another known good SSD is found, make sure you shutdown the PC, unplug the power cord and check the SATA settings in the BIOS.
3. If a different SSD works fine, then you can run SSD utilities to check if your SSD is working properly and even perform an firmware update.
4. If this is a new issue, your Intel NUC board may be the cause of the problem.
I look forward to hearing from you.