2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 17, 2014 8:40 PM by RickSite

    Okay for NUC to sit on top of external DVD drive?

    JakeW

      I have my NUC D54250WYKH (the kind with the 2.5" bay) placed on top of my external DVD drive.  The only moving part inside of the NUC is the fan.  Should I be concerned about the vibrations' effect on the NUC?  The NUC's rubber feet seem to do a pretty good job of dampening the vibrations.

       

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      For compatibility reference, I am using the following hardware and it all works great:

       

      SSD:  Crucial M550 512GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive CT512M550SSD3*

      RAM:  Crucial 8GB Kit DDR3 1600 MT/s CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V Single Ranked Notebook Memory CT2CP51264BF160BJ**

      Monitor (and speakers):  Connected as the HDMI input to my Asus ET2203 all-in-one PC

      No wireless

      Nothing in the 2.5" drive bay

       

      * I copied the Intel Rapid Storage drivers to a flash drive and "F6" installed them while installing Windows.  Works like a charm.

      ** Note the "J" at the end of the RAM model number.  This means that it's high-density (it's a 4GBx2 kit and there are four rectangular chips per each side of each SoDIMM--not the eight square chips per side as with the non-J kit).  I read elsewhere that the non-J model causes intermittent crashes for some people.