I found a tool named Niagara beside Hugo, but i've never touched one of the tools. Probably someone else has better in-depth knowledge.
Beware that you can brick drives in notime with this stuff... better be careful!
HGST Drive Stuff
I grabbed them from Dell, and cut out the stuff to 1MiB with wxHexEditor.
There is a Difference between sm/pm863 and sm/pm863a, the "a" has 48-layer gen.3 v-nand, the older non "a" have gen.2 32-layer v-nand
PS: Link for different other FW's: UpdateTool - FWs - Datasheets
The "M" or other alphanumerical values instead of the "0" means Vendor (like Dell, HP, Lenovo and dozen others), therefore i am not sure if it works...
And the value before the Vendor is the FW-Version/Revision.
A lot of issues are rare and only happen under specific circumstances but some of...
...added Firmware GXM5304Q for the sm863a Series
And you have to check for yourself with the compatibility, but in most cases they are SED capable "General TCG" (looks like the number in the firmware before Q has to be the same)
I added some files to the share. But some FW's like the pm883: hxt7a04q or the pm983: eda5502q are from an unknown source. Use them at your own risk. I dont know how much the included encryption of the fw-files protect the contained information from modifications.
Sorry, i am looking too for these files. The other (rather risky) option is force-flash truncated dell firmware.
The one stock fw i have too is an JXTC304Q for the pm893.
By pure luck, after searching hours of hours over years. Several attempts trying to contact samsung which was completely...
If the SATA to USB enclosure is using an asmedia chipset, try to update it to the latest version. The firmware is most of the time generic and you can use one that is not from the case vendor directly. It can be too a problem, that the USB port does not deliver enough power for the drive or the...
Power envelope should be not higher than the non "a" version with 2,5watts idle ~8watts active on m.2 which is btw. a lot for this surface area.
For the u.2 its 4watts idle, active 10,6watts.
Possibly it's an issue with thermal throttling, or it is disabled on purpose? At around 100ºC thermal...
What i have seen on pictures of the pm983a is primary the change from gen.4 64-layer to gen.5 92-layer TLC V-NAND. On the m.2 22110 drives are more capacitors visible too.
I dont know if they are "hard-firmware" overprovisioned or with namespaces. The overprovisioning via namespace can be...
One risky way is using hdparm to force a truncated Dell Firmware to the drive. I saw this some time ago: Samsung SSD resurrection – [mjuː]wave
Instead of exactly 1MB for the pm/sm863, its 2,5MB for the pm/sm883 i think. Latest FW from Dell seems to be HF58.
The operation is risky, and you can...