I am running AMD 15th Gen rather than Intel from Dell ( R6525, R7515) and have had no issue with 3rd party enterprise drives (Samsung, WD/HGST, and Intel.) The only thing I find are no auto firmware update through lifecycle controller, sometimes the lights are bit different on the caddy - may...
Were both drives 512 format? What was the USB formatted as? Same file system on both destination drives? How was the NVME connected - U.2, pcie slot?
My first guess - drive format and file system.
Second guess - SATA overhead / DMA for NVME.
sudo sg_format -v --format --size=512 --six /dev/sg8
Use 6 byte variants of MODE SENSE and MODE SELECT. The default action is to use the
10 byte variants. Some MO...
If anyone needs the full instructions - the following was performed on a Dell R6525 with HBA355 (but any HBA should work) using an Ubuntu 20.04 live disk.
First install smartmontools and sg3-utils:
sudo apt install smartmontools
sudo apt install sg3-utils
Confirm you have the right drive...
The Dell spec sheet is correct in so far as this is not a validated thermal configuration. I can confirm that the GPU power headers are on the risers, and that there is a enough room for a double-wide and single wide card. The issue is airflow. In the validated configurations, the GPU kit has...
Have you updated the bios - that is, do you have the newest micro-code for the CPU?
I'd look to that before the onboard CPU graphics. Chances are the circuitry to even route the onboard CPU graphics to the VGA plug are not present. That is the case on many Dell servers - the actual graphics is...
Generally in LSI / Broadcom /Avago language this is a card running IT or "initiator target" firmware. For Dell this would be an HBA330, which is different from say running a Dell H330 with IR firmware in JBOD "just a bunch of drives" mode.
Luckily many cards can be cross-flashed. See here...
Did anyone have any luck with this - specifically sg_write_buffer? The man pages are pretty well flushed out, but not exactly prescriptive.