Intel Atom Bay Trail NUC Kit On Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 7 February 2014. Page 3 of 6. 19 Comments

Opening the DN2820FYK NUC Kit is very easy and just requires removing four screws from the bottom of the system.

The lone 2.5-inch HDD/SSD Serial ATA drive bay is exposed and behind that area is the motherboard PCB with the WiFI adapter installed, the single DDR3L 1.35V SO-DIMM slot, etc.

For the testing purposes today an OCZ Vertex 2 solid-state drive was installed along with an 8GB G.SKill Ripjaws DDR3L-1600MHz memory module. The maximum system memory capacity for this system is 8GB, which was met by this single module. While this Intel NUC Kit is advertised as supporting DDR3L-1333/1600MHz memory, the maximum memory bandwidth is DDR3-1066MHz. This memory stick was used due to the memory performance troubles with the ASUS Zenbook Prime ultrabook.

Opening up and installing the RAM and disk drive only takes a few minutes and is very straightforward.

The NUC features built-in Intel Wireless-N 7260BN 802.11b/g/n WiFi plus Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel Wireless Display support. Sadly, the Wireless Display (WiDi) support still doesn't mean much to Linux users.


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