WD NVMe not recognized
#1
At first, I tried to install a Samsung NVME that kept crashing the PBP.  After reading about the power problems, I checked the compatibility chart and exchanged it  for a WD NVMe BLue SN550 1TB drive.  Now the system does not even recognize the drive is there.  

Can anyone suggest why this is happening?
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(04-19-2020, 02:24 PM)fbshilli Wrote: At first, I tried to install a Samsung NVME that kept crashing the PBP.  After reading about the power problems, I checked the compatibility chart and exchanged it  for a WD NVMe BLue SN550 1TB drive.  Now the system does not even recognize the drive is there.  

Can anyone suggest why this is happening?

According to the specs I just looked at that"s a SATA type drive and shouldn't work at all, only pcie type drives are supported. I don't know why it in the comparability table as working, maybe WD are using confusing part numbers? But that's probably what you should check first.


Sing confusing part numbers
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(04-19-2020, 03:36 PM)pjsf Wrote:
(04-19-2020, 02:24 PM)fbshilli Wrote: At first, I tried to install a Samsung NVME that kept crashing the PBP.  After reading about the power problems, I checked the compatibility chart and exchanged it  for a WD NVMe BLue SN550 1TB drive.  Now the system does not even recognize the drive is there.  

Can anyone suggest why this is happening?

According to the specs I just looked at that"s a SATA type drive and shouldn't work at all, only pcie type drives are supported. I don't know why it in the comparability table as working, maybe WD are using confusing part numbers? But that's probably what you should check first.


Sing confusing part numbers

Thank you!   Yes, this is a SATA drive.  I hope some can edit the compatibility chart so others won't be confused.
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#4
unfortunately this happen to me too!

I'll did a quick order based on the compatibility list ;(
i'll put the SSD in my desktop and order a better compatible one,

PS I added a WARNING in the compatibility list! If others agree set it to NOT compatible!
Regards Paul
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#5
I just bought a WD Blue SN550 250GB NVMe drive (product code WDS250G2B0C) and it works fine in my Pinebook Pro.

Maybe different sizes have different interfaces?
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#6
(04-19-2020, 06:39 PM)fbshilli Wrote: Thank you!   Yes, this is a SATA drive.  I hope some can edit  the compatibility chart so others won't be confused.

You actually can! Your forum login is also your login for the wiki.
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#7
Are you sure that is a WD SN550 1TB drive? I thought these were NVME and was looking at that personally as it looks like the best low power option.

edit: this one? https://shop.westerndigital.com/products...DS100T2B0C
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