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1.0 out of 5 stars Will not boot with USB3 devices attached, 9 Mar 2014
This review is from: Intel NUC Ultra Compact Barebone PC (Core i3 4010U, 1x mSATA, 2x SO-DIMM DDR3L, 2x USB 3.0, Mini HDMI, Mini DisplayPort) (Accessory)
A known issue that Intel still havent fixed. Also has secondary issue that it will not boot unless a monitor is attached, making it useless as a headless server.

Avoid.
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Initial post: 10 Mar 2014 14:12:44 GMT
Adam says:
Thanks M. Richards, I had intended to buy this as a headless Plex media server, you've just saved me the bother. For others interested, the 3 month old Intel support thread covering the issue can be found here: https://communities.intel.com/thread/46788

In reply to an earlier post on 15 May 2014 08:03:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 May 2014 07:08:12 BDT
Hibou says:
Why have so many people marked this comment unhelpful? There is a problem since the NUC uses HDMI to detect the monitor type, and won't boot without a monitor even with the May 2014 drivers. Apparently there will be a solution soon :-) And indeed with Windows-8.1 and Secure boot, I can't boot from a USB stick or even from another Windows on the internal SATA hard drive (see my review of the Intel D34010WYKH3 NUC). However if you update the BIOS (from Windows) then hit F2 on start-up to enter BIOS and F9 for default settings. then remove the secure boot key from BIOS, the NUC will certainly boot from Linux on a USB stick and mount the Windows drives (except System). Otherwise the hardware is great and deserves more than 1 star :-)

Posted on 11 Jun 2014 09:38:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jun 2014 09:39:13 BDT
16bitdude says:
+1 This is true and is a known issue. Despite the firmware updates from May + June. Intel has not corrected these issues. I can't boot unless I have all my USB's unplugged. I ignored these reviews and brought anyway only to regret it. Returned. Waste of time.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2014 10:07:16 BDT
Hibou says:
> I can't boot unless I have all my USB's unplugged.

Well, I can certainly boot with all my USB devices plugged in :-) Indeed I even have a cheap USB3 extension hub, a DVD writer, USB loudspeaker bar, UPS controller, wireless mouse/keyboard dongle, memory stick... and there is no problem booting. The Intel WiFi/Bluetooth card also works fine with a WiFi printer and BT headset. Booting without a monitor is the only remaining problem - important, but not for most users. Otherwise the Win-8.1 NUC boots really fast even though my LabView software disabled fast boot.

Posted on 5 Jul 2014 07:20:31 BDT
Hibou says:
The Nuc now boots without a monitor attached with the 4 July 2014 firmware update. Just go to Intel Support for Downloads and choose to "Automatically Find Drivers and Software". You should also update the BIOS to the July version. WYLPT10H.86A.0026.EB.EXE

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2014 08:08:44 BDT
Nice! Ill give it a shot and see if it works on my box...

Posted on 11 Dec 2014 16:39:02 GMT
Twingo69 says:
If you go to boot menu at start F2 and set boot to legacy select SSD as first drive then go to advanced and untick USB first. and then F10 you can then start with a USB device attached

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2014 20:30:08 GMT
Hibou says:
Sounds complicated. I have no problem booting with any number of USB devices attached without any of this. Just update all your device drivers from http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect
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