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    Posted: 15 Sep 2017 at 8:32am
Hi.

We purchase 2 beebox(Apollo Lake J4205) because they support M.2 and SATA drives.

We try to use 2 HD, 1 M.2 250GB and 1 Sata SSD 250GB, but neither the could boot.

By default in the BIOS are disable, but if we enable those ports and we connect any of those devices the machine freeze.

We have been playing with the BIOS and no luck.

Now, we have some old 64GB drives M.2 and Sata.

The machine accept those 2 devices. wow.

1; Someone with experience in this model with drives +64GB? what drives and BIOS u have and what Tips u can share with us?
2; I try to see if exist a new BIOS, but in the official site won't exist BIOS for this chip.

My concern is that right now the standard in M.2/Sata SSD is 250GB, does this model have this limits?

Linux is running in a Sata 64GB.

Thanks for your time!!!
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Originally posted by klabacita klabacita wrote:

Hi.

We purchase 2 beebox(Apollo Lake J4205) because they support M.2 and SATA drives.

We try to use 2 HD, 1 M.2 250GB and 1 Sata SSD 250GB, but neither the could boot.

By default in the BIOS are disable, but if we enable those ports and we connect any of those devices the machine freeze.

We have been playing with the BIOS and no luck.

Now, we have some old 64GB drives M.2 and Sata.

The machine accept those 2 devices. wow.

1; Someone with experience in this model with drives +64GB? what drives and BIOS u have and what Tips u can share with us?
2; I try to see if exist a new BIOS, but in the official site won't exist BIOS for this chip.

My concern is that right now the standard in M.2/Sata SSD is 250GB, does this model have this limits?

Linux is running in a Sata 64GB.

Thanks for your time!!!


There is no limitation with the size of a SATA SSD or HDD with this PC, something else is the problem. IF that was true, it would be a limitation from Intel, but there is NO limitation on the size of a HDD or SSD.

The AVL list includes SSDs and HDDs that are larger than 64GB. The SSDs and HDDs in this list are NOT the only ones that are compatible:

http://www.asrock.com/nettop/avl/Beebox%20Series%20(Apollo%20Lake).pdf

What are the full model names and numbers of the two SSDs you are trying to use?

The latest UEFI/BIOS version for this PC is 1.20, just released on 10/06/17. There are three BIOS versions for this PC:

http://www.asrock.com/nettop/Intel/Beebox%20Series%20(Apollo%20Lake)/index.asp#BIOS

The SATA and M.2 ports are enabled by default in the UEFI/BIOS, you do not need to enable anything for them to be detected. If they were disabled, why did your older 64GB drives work?  Did you disable the SATA ports accidentally?

Do you know how to clear the CMOS/BIOS of this PC?

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