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Solved! PM1723b nvme SSD not showing capacity on windows10

Bobz ITguy

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I bought a samsung PM1723b by EMC version. I can't format this disk on windows also this disk not showing capacity in windows-management-storage-disk management.
There may a problem at block size issue or TCG SED issue. I tried use sg3_utils to format it but failed. Anybody can help me out?
 

Billy Tallis

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Try using Linux, and software tools made for NVMe rather than SCSI. First check lspci to ensure the NVMe controller is detected on the PCIe interface, then use nvme-cli to check what namespaces are allocated and what LBA formats they're using. If all that looks reasonable, try partitioning the drive and creating a filesystem under Linux to ensure basic read/write functionality works before attempting to make further progress using the drive under Windows.
 

Billy Tallis

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Aug 4, 2015
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Try using Linux, and software tools made for NVMe rather than SCSI. First check lspci to ensure the NVMe controller is detected on the PCIe interface, then use nvme-cli to check what namespaces are allocated and what LBA formats they're using. If all that looks reasonable, try partitioning the drive and creating a filesystem under Linux to ensure basic read/write functionality works before attempting to make further progress using the drive under Windows.
 

Bobz ITguy

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Dec 11, 2020
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Try using Linux, and software tools made for NVMe rather than SCSI. First check lspci to ensure the NVMe controller is detected on the PCIe interface, then use nvme-cli to check what namespaces are allocated and what LBA formats they're using. If all that looks reasonable, try partitioning the drive and creating a filesystem under Linux to ensure basic read/write functionality works before attempting to make further progress using the drive under Windows.
Thanks dude! It's clear steps you provided I'll try it.
 

Bobz ITguy

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Dec 11, 2020
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Try using Linux, and software tools made for NVMe rather than SCSI. First check lspci to ensure the NVMe controller is detected on the PCIe interface, then use nvme-cli to check what namespaces are allocated and what LBA formats they're using. If all that looks reasonable, try partitioning the drive and creating a filesystem under Linux to ensure basic read/write functionality works before attempting to make further progress using the drive under Windows.
I solved this problem under your guidance. Thanks a lot! The problem is about LBA format. After I modifide it with nvmecli then everything is working normally.
 

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