6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2015 2:16 PM by rufus.turner

    NUC5i5RYH issue with Samsung m.2 850 EVO 250GB SSD as boot drive

    rufus.turner

      I installed the Samsung m2.SSD model # MZ-N5E250BW in a new NUC5i5RYH.  It is my only installed drive.  It was recognized by the BIOS and I installed Windows 10 from a USB drive.  When the OS install was finished it asked for a restart and the NUC would not boot, trying to boot from the network.  I disabled booting from the network and checked the boot options.  The UEFI boot showed no available boot devices so I unchecked UEFI boot and checked Legacy boot where the Samsung SSD showed.  Upon saving the new options, the NUC was not able to find the SSD as a boot device.  I did an F7 update to the latest BIOS version 350, an F9 reset to factory defaults, and repeated the legacy boot setup.  This still resulted in the same failure.  I have emailed Samsung support asking if this is a known incompatibility.  Is this a known incompatibility from the Intel side, have I done something wrong, missed some setup tasks, or did I get a bad sample of the NUC or SSD?