Pro NVMe adapter Does not fit ! ?
#41
(11-03-2019, 01:02 AM)SwedishChef Wrote: If it is a helpful data point, I ordered the PBP back in late August and the same day placed an order for various accessories, including the "PINEBOOK Pro M.2/NGFF NVMe SSD Interface Adapter."  I received the accessories long ago and set them aside.

I just received my PBP on Nov 1.  Checking here first, I saw this thread before trying to install an SSD and waited.   I checked the packaging thoroughly.  Unless the part was already placed inside the PBP, no replacement items of any kind were included in the package - just the PBP and its power adapter.

Let me know if there's any further useful information I can provide.

The replacement cable for the NVMe adapter is not being included with PBP shipments. If you received one of the bad cables from an August order, you should receive a package with the replacement soon.
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#42
(11-01-2019, 09:45 AM)Luke Wrote: Someone who got their PBP with adapter now (late Oct/ early Nov), please confirm that it works as intended. Thanks.

Not sure you need another report, but here's mine.

I got my PBP and adapter in the same shipment on October 31. I had to do some careful folding to get the ribbon cable to fit, which I only attempted because I saw (and still see) a similar fold in the picture on the wiki. My setup now looks like the one in that picture, except: no tape securing the fold, different routing of trackpad ribbon cable forcing me to leave off one of the screws, and of course that I actually have an SSD installed in the adapter...

No operating issues with the SSD. No visible bulge, but attempting to physically click the trackpad is extremely difficult on the left side compared to the right. This doesn't bother me since I prefer tap-to-click over a "whole pad click" anyway.
#43
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#44
(11-03-2019, 10:15 AM)Solra Bizna Wrote:
(11-01-2019, 09:45 AM)Luke Wrote: Someone who got their PBP with adapter now (late Oct/ early Nov), please confirm that it works as intended. Thanks.

Not sure you need another report, but here's mine.

I got my PBP and adapter in the same shipment on October 31. I had to do some careful folding to get the ribbon cable to fit, which I only attempted because I saw (and still see) a similar fold in the picture on the wiki. My setup now looks like the one in that picture, except: no tape securing the fold, different routing of trackpad ribbon cable forcing me to leave off one of the screws, and of course that I actually have an SSD installed in the adapter...

No operating issues with the SSD. No visible bulge, but attempting to physically click the trackpad is extremely difficult on the left side compared to the right. This doesn't bother me since I prefer tap-to-click over a "whole pad click" anyway.

I have exactly the same issue.
#45
(11-04-2019, 06:40 PM)cristobalhdez Wrote:
(11-03-2019, 10:15 AM)Solra Bizna Wrote:
(11-01-2019, 09:45 AM)Luke Wrote: Someone who got their PBP with adapter now (late Oct/ early Nov), please confirm that it works as intended. Thanks.

Not sure you need another report, but here's mine.

I got my PBP and adapter in the same shipment on October 31. I had to do some careful folding to get the ribbon cable to fit, which I only attempted because I saw (and still see) a similar fold in the picture on the wiki. My setup now looks like the one in that picture, except: no tape securing the fold, different routing of trackpad ribbon cable forcing me to leave off one of the screws, and of course that I actually have an SSD installed in the adapter...

No operating issues with the SSD. No visible bulge, but attempting to physically click the trackpad is extremely difficult on the left side compared to the right. This doesn't bother me since I prefer tap-to-click over a "whole pad click" anyway.

I have exactly the same issue.
Hello,

Same problem for me. I hope that the replacement hardware will arrive soon Smile
#46
TWIMC:

Took off 3 cm of the adapter;
    I use a small Toshiba OCZ RC100 M.2 2242 (42 mm) NVMe SSD, 240 GB.
attached the adapter with 1 screw and a piece of double sided self-adhesive tape;
    to fit the cable.

It leaves the touchpad alone, is recognized and works now as rootfs.

rock64@pinebookpro:~$ systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 5.038s (kernel) + 8.031s (userspace) = 13.069s
graphical.target reached after 8.003s in userspace
#47
I just ordered a second PBP and another NVMe adapter as well.  Will this new shipment come with the "new and updated" parts?  

Any update on when the "fixed" parts for the problem adapters will be available?

Any specific NVMe SSD's that are recommended or are known to fit? Or any that are known to NOT fit?


Thanks!
#48
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UPDATE :
I received my NVMe adapter back in mid-October,  but as of today November 12, 2019 I have not yet received any update parts ...
 I did receive my PBPro on November 08, 2019.
I did do an inspection of the inside to check for loose parts  before starting my laptop for the first time.
 The PBP is pretty tight spaced inside as it is very thin,  From reading other posts it seems the  'mounting post/nut'  that actually holds the NVMe module to the adapter board is what hits and pushes up on the touch pad.

 One person reported he simply taped his module to the adapter instead of using that post/nut to eliminate that conflict.

    I have considered a similar idea,  using a thin metal band to wrap around the adapter and NVMe module.

  I have also considered trimming the adapter board a bit for some extra clearance in the track pad area.  

 It does appear to me that there could also be some space problems if the NVMe module is a thicker one, such as with heat sinks on it.
   ( or double sided compared to single sided)
Currently I am content to get familiar with my new PBP,  and wait for the modified parts kit,
   it does seem like the original cable was a bit short even if there had not been any clearance problems..?

THERE is also the software considerations,  it appears the NVMe/SSD was only planned to be a 'storage' addition,  I think Most of us assumed it would be a better and quicker boot device.. (?)   There has been some limited success at a 'work-around' to get it into the boot process.....

Personally I hope to see a solution of something more direct,  perhaps being able to flash the un-used SPI to facilitate booting directly from the NVMe... (?)
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#49
Root on NVMe with boot on eMMC is far from the weirdest boot setup I've used, and is basically just as fast as full NVMe boot would be.
#50
(11-12-2019, 08:39 PM)bcnaz Wrote: One person reported he simply taped his module to the adapter instead of using that post/nut to eliminate that conflict.

    I have considered a similar idea,  using a thin metal band to wrap around the adapter and NVMe module.

  I have also considered trimming the adapter board a bit for some extra clearance in the track pad area.  

 It does appear to me that there could also be some space problems if the NVMe module is a thicker one, such as with heat sinks on it.
   ( or double sided compared to single sided)
Currently I am content to get familiar with my new PBP,  and wait for the modified parts kit,
   it does seem like the original cable was a bit short even if there had not been any clearance problems..?

I posted a tutorial on how I fitted a 2280 NVMe. AFAIK it doesn't introduce any new ideas but it is fairly comprehensive, includes some comments on cable routing and has a picture of the final installation.

See https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8322 .
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