Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

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Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

Post by INeedABetterUserName » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:02 pm

Hi. If you have recently purchased a M.2 PCIe SSD, can you let me know the model info, if it worked with Linux, and what OS your using? I'm looking for a PCIe x 4 M.2 SSD for a mid to high end system and most new products have no reviews mentioning Linux.

Models I have found info on: Samsung 970 EVO (Works), 2018 Western Digital Black Models (Does Not Work)

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Re: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

Post by catweazel » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:21 am

INeedABetterUserName wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:02 pm
Hi. If you have recently purchased a M.2 PCIe SSD, can you let me know the model info, if it worked with Linux, and what OS your using? I'm looking for a PCIe x 4 M.2 SSD for a mid to high end system and most new products have no reviews mentioning Linux.

Models I have found info on: Samsung 970 EVO (Works), 2018 Western Digital Black Models (Does Not Work)
Technically they're NVMe drives, not SSDs, and linux has supported them for many years. The Samsung NVMes all work fine. I'd be interested in seeing a link to where you got the information about the WD models as that shouldn't happen.
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Re: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

Post by rado84 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:31 am

Idk what M.2 is but I have an SSD (Corsair Force LE 120GB) and Linux (Mint 18.3) works like a charm on it.

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Re: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

Post by ClixTrix » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:14 am

The Samsung 960 EVO NVMe in my sig works great.
Linux Mint 19.1 x64 Cinnamon 4.15.0-65-generic
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Re: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

Post by INeedABetterUserName » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:38 am

catweazel wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:21 am
...I'd be interested in seeing a link to where you got the information about the WD models as that shouldn't happen.
I'm just going off several forum posts from users mentioning issues with these drives with Linux, links below. Of course, these drives are new, so it could just be a few people with issues, however I haven't found anyone mentioning it working with Linux in any reviews.

https://community.wd.com/t/linux-suppor ... 018/225446
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1051205 ... 78#1053678
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Re: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

Post by catweazel » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:44 am

Thanks. While it shouldn't happen, it obviously does. It would be worthwhile steering clear of the WD device.

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Re: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

Post by justtrying » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:32 am

I built a similar system but with Samsung Evo 960 NVMe SSD, and it works beautifully. I have used it ,for the last year or so, with no issues what so ever, also worked in Mint 19 as well as other Linux distros .

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Re: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

Post by MissileCop » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:55 am

Have been using a Samsung 950 Pro for the last two years with no problems. Primary system is LMDE2, with LM 18.3 as a fallback in case I bork my LMDE2 build somehow, or need a newer version of software for a project.

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Re: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

Post by ugly » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:03 pm

I don't think it's a PCIe x4. I think it's only a x2.

But I have a MyDigitalSSD SBX

And it works fine.

Honestly, I didn't even think to check if it would work.

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Re: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

Post by rui no onna » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:43 pm

catweazel wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:21 am
INeedABetterUserName wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:02 pm
Hi. If you have recently purchased a M.2 PCIe SSD, can you let me know the model info, if it worked with Linux, and what OS your using? I'm looking for a PCIe x 4 M.2 SSD for a mid to high end system and most new products have no reviews mentioning Linux.

Models I have found info on: Samsung 970 EVO (Works), 2018 Western Digital Black Models (Does Not Work)
Technically they're NVMe drives, not SSDs, and linux has supported them for many years. The Samsung NVMes all work fine. I'd be interested in seeing a link to where you got the information about the WD models as that shouldn't happen.
Technically, they're still SSDs, just ones that use NVMe protocol.

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Re: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

Post by catweazel » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:07 am

rui no onna wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:43 pm
catweazel wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:21 am
INeedABetterUserName wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:02 pm
Hi. If you have recently purchased a M.2 PCIe SSD, can you let me know the model info, if it worked with Linux, and what OS your using? I'm looking for a PCIe x 4 M.2 SSD for a mid to high end system and most new products have no reviews mentioning Linux.

Models I have found info on: Samsung 970 EVO (Works), 2018 Western Digital Black Models (Does Not Work)
Technically they're NVMe drives, not SSDs, and linux has supported them for many years. The Samsung NVMes all work fine. I'd be interested in seeing a link to where you got the information about the WD models as that shouldn't happen.
Technically, they're still SSDs, just ones that use NVMe protocol.
Fair enough.
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