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Intel M.2 SSD Fail

Meh.. just had this (lower M.2 drive in the pic) less than 4 year old (bought 2016/11) Intel 600p M.2 VNMe drive fail without any warning signs. The machine won't boot at all. Need to reinstall everything on a new (top drive in pic) 660p drive now...

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New HTPC: Intel NUC 6i7KYK

I got a new computer for videos, games, music etc. on the TV. The Intel NUC 6i7KYK is a small barebone machine with an i7-6770HQ processor and Iris 580 graphics (should be OK for games) with HDMI (and others) output. It comes with a nice allen-key for the top cover screws, but the design language gives mixed messages when you turn the NUC over to open the back cover: here you need a plain vanilla Phillips screwdriver (not included).

I put 16 Gb of DDR4-SODIMM RAM in it and a 256 Gb M.2 SSD drive, The keyboard is a wireless Logitech K400+. So far no surprises - everything is working well.