btw. im booting on a plextor msata ssd disk...
What are the 3 USB Drives you have connected? It looks like a cut&paste booboo wiped out your description of these drives...
Packard Bell Carbon 2 TB LC.EXH0P.015
im thinking about changing to usb powered 4 tb disc instead...
Intenso Memory Center - harddisk - 4 TB - USB 3.0 <- they are about 200$ a piece 2 of them could replace my 3 disc´s i use now...
Kdalby, would you please let me know the following:
- If you plug another USB device, are you still getting the same behavior?
- Are you running the latest BIOS version available for this product (0022)?
- Did you install the USB 3.0 drivers? If you did, can you uninstall them and try to boot without them?
yes same behavior regardless of which usb drives i plug into the nuc
the bios is latest (0022)
i did not try the uninstall of the usb 3.0 drivers, but the problem exist as well on my other nuc the dc3217iyu even though it does not support usb 3.0.
So this seems to be an error persistant through the intel boxes and bios firmwares more than a problem with drivers or hardware.
My dc3217iyu is also updated to newest bios drivers ect. no changes though. Thought it would help to upgrade to the newer d34010wyk
Thanks, that's good information. It tells us that the BIOS support for USB 3.0 isn't in the picture - though we can't necessarily rule out a general USB problem yet.
We just connected three USB-based HDDs to a D54250WYK (which uses the same BIOS as the D3010WYK) and fired it up. It (still) successfully booted from the MSATA drive without intervention. This could mean that the issue is compatibility with the specific USB interface offered by your drives (the drives we used were all from different manufacturers (none Packard Bell) and not all were USB 3.0 compliant)...
Just in case, what else can you tell us about your setup? How are these drives formatted - FAT32? NTFS? Something else? Have any been formatted to be bootable?
This happens regardless of which of the 2 NUC´s i use. The dc3217iyu or the d34010wyk. So this is imo not something to do with usb 3.0 support.
The drives attached are all formated as ntfs, but ive tried drives that are fat32 formated as well.
The one thing i havent tried yet is drives that are powered through usb only. All the drives i have are powered through external powersupport.
None of them have been formatted or used to boot. but the fact that if theyre attached the nuc reboots instantly and goes into halt is strange. Whatmore is that whatever option i choose in the bios is diverted when i enter the bios setup.
For example. I choose not to boot from usb, network and optical drives. I start the nuc (with drives attached) the nuc reboots 2 times and goes into error. I enter the bios and the first thing i notice is that the boot order is changed and one of the usb drives is visible on the boot manager list over bootable choices. This however is not consistent as the drive can be 1 or any of the three drives.
Maybe its a faulty drive? but ive tried my other drives as well which are western digital drives, same behavior, the nuc reboots 2 times and goes to error.
Identical symptoms to
Are you reporting this as all three having USB 2, or all having USB 3 or a mix?
In the above mentioned thread, the issue occurs during BIOS bootstrapping. This is indicated by the lack of "F2 to setup" BIOS message. Do you get the "F2 to setup" message when no USB devices are attached? Does the message appear with 1, 2, 3 USB attached? If so, please test same on your previous NUC.
all three packard bell disc are usb 2.0 so it should not be a usb 3.0 problem with drivers.
If no drives or no more than 1 drive is connected the nuc boots just fine. this goes for both the 34010wyk and the dc3217iyu
but i i connect more than 1 drive the boot halts on error and wants me to enter bios or retry the boot. and if i enter bios some of the drives are posted as bootables. even though the ssd is still the main boot option, the intel cannot boot successfully.
sometimes, but this is randomly, i can boot the machine with 2 usb drives attached... but again, that is not always a sucess.
so, every time i need to reboot due to server changes on my nuc regarding the vpn im running from it, or my airvideo server, i need to go into the livingroom plug out the usb drives, restart, and the re connect the drives :/
Seems very similar to my NUC. I'm surprised this issue also occurs with USB 2.0. I assumed it was USB 3.0 only.
A difference is that my NUC doesn't display "F2 to setup" but the issues seem otherwise identical.