I bought this SSD to use in my DIY model of the framework. I’ve tried to install Fedora 35 and Linux mint with no success because neither distro can see the drive when I try to install. It’s like it doesn’t exist. I got it to show up temporarily on Fedora 34 but the install failed. I can also see the drive in the BIOS.
I tried another M.2 with a windows 10 image already on it and it seemed to work fine.
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? I really don’t want to have to send this drive back…
Reasoning: you can’t install any OS to it, Linux or Windows. GParted sees it since Linux assigns a drive designation to it (/dev/nvme0n1p1 which is normal) but can’t read or write to it, I/O error. The drive is not responding to read or write commands. That’s a hardware issue.
So I tried a bunch of things including the rubber and everything suggested. I got it to show up in GParted somehow and did what was suggested. It still didn’t work (I didn’t know how great gparted was btw. I’ve just used diskpart on windows so thanks)
I tried using my m.2 reader with my windows desktop to try to update firmware because I saw that somewhere with no luck. I’m not sure if it has to be on the board for that.
I’m just gonna get a WD Black SN850 since I’ve never had issues with the brand and they’re about $160 right now for 1 Tb on Amazon.