It is possible that you need to put the drive in AHCI mode, because IDE may not be supported by your NUC. Additionally, I would try to confirm that the HDD is working and is accessible, just to exclude hard drive issues. If you have the opportunity, you can try the device on another PC. You may be totally right and you are facing some power issues, but I would start with checking the HDD. You can go even further and, while on another PC, check it with Data Lifeguard Diagnostics (which is WD software). I leave you details below.
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3592 – some more information about AHCI mode
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=810&sid=3&lang=en – Data Lifeguard Diagnostics
Hope this helps
Hello Kijya, I’m sorry for the inconvenience that you have faced with your system.
I would recommend you checking this thread from a user who was having the same issue. Is D54250WYK (i5 Haswell) compatible with Samsung 840 EVO 1TB mSATA Internal SSD?
I just tested the following devices on my NUC and these are the results:
- Crucial SSD 2.5 was recognized.
- Fujitsu HD 2.5 was recognized.
These 2 products use 5v.
The only device that did not work was a regular mechanical 3.5 hard drive, but once I connected the HD to a power supply, it worked without problems. These HDs required 12v.
I’m using BIOS version 0027. This could be a compatibility problem with the HD you are using.