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can't import/format a M.2 NVMe SSD

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jimm.chu
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can't import/format a M.2 NVMe SSD

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Hi,

I've just bought some new Hardware and now I'm struggeling to get my M.2 SSD to work.

my equipment:
Xeon 1245v5
Gigabyte GA-X170-Extreme ECC
2x Kingston KVR21E15D8K2/16I = 32GB
Samsung SSD SM961 256GB, M.2 (MZVPW256HEGL-00000) (as swap and for a mysql, owncloud jail + maybe more)

Everytime I hit the import button in Disk Management, the WebIf doesn't respond anylonger and at the video out an I/O error message is shown. (I can't provide the message at the moment, but I will do it soon.)

I have already tried N4F 10.3.0.3105 and the 11.0.0.3.8074 Beta (both embedded). With the beta I'm able to import the disk but formatting isn't possible. FreeNAS by the way shows the same I/O error. With an Ubuntu 16 Live USB I was able to format and use the drive.
Maybe I will also try FreeBSD 10.3/11 tomorrow.

nvmecontrol devlist - gives me a valid output too

Any thoughs on this?

Edit:
I'm not the only one who encountered this problem. https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_ ... ?id=211713
Seems like PM961 and SM961 are not supported by the FreeBSD nvme/nvd driver atm. :(
PROXMOX VE 5.1-41 | E3-1245 v5 | 32GB ECC | Dell PERC H200 (LSI 9211-8i Firmware)
250GB NVMe (swap + LXC) | 240GB SSD (VM) | 5x 2TB raidz1 | 3x 4TB raidz1 | 3x 10TB raidz1
all drives encrypted
running: MySQL, JDownloader, Nextcloud, some Virtual Machines

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Re: can't import/format a M.2 NVMe SSD

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OMG.. you're using that for swap. I hate you.

Reading the work-around, bsd people are using a gparted iso to format the partition, and it ends up being a /dev/nvd0 device.

But this should be addressed by the 11.x team regardless. Post this into their Beta Build topic please.

viewforum.php?f=17

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Re: can't import/format a M.2 NVMe SSD

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Why shouldn't I use it for a swap file? It costs about 100€, a "normal" ssd isn't that cheaper and I'm not sure if it's really used that much.
In the manner of the "lost" space, minus the space which the jails will need, there will be about 100GB left so I don't care.

The problem is that I can't even import it in the webgui without errors, regardless of beeing formated or not. The whole system gets stuck because of permanent io errors. With freebsd 11 I encountered the same io error loop. I mainly use the commandline to configure my system but I like the embedded version and the clean webif (mainly the index.php 8-) ) therefore using freebsd instead wouldn't be bad at all.

Could a mod please move this thread where it fits best?
PROXMOX VE 5.1-41 | E3-1245 v5 | 32GB ECC | Dell PERC H200 (LSI 9211-8i Firmware)
250GB NVMe (swap + LXC) | 240GB SSD (VM) | 5x 2TB raidz1 | 3x 4TB raidz1 | 3x 10TB raidz1
all drives encrypted
running: MySQL, JDownloader, Nextcloud, some Virtual Machines

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