Category Archives: NVMe

Decoding Status from NVMe SMART logs

I noticed this question a lot (on SuperUser for example) and I wondered about it myself too. Questions like: Decyphering NVMe SMART error root@truenas[~]# smartctl -l error /dev/nvme4 smartctl 7.2 2020-12-30 r5155 [FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE-p12 amd64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-20, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF SMART DATA SECTION === Error Information (NVMe… Read More »

A write protected SSD (NVMe, read-only) ..

A SSD drive becoming read-only or write protected is a fairly common issue. Many online guides bypass diagnostics and immediately unleash a number of possible solutions which commonly involve registry edits, chkdsk, Disk Management, Disk Part and erasing the drive. In the situation we’re looking at today, these solutions will prove useless. SSD drives can… Read More »

USB flash drive freezing – Optimal setup for disk imaging

About this post This is quick write up about observations during recovery of an ‘unstable’ USB flash drive (pendrive, USB stick). This also in response to messages I pick up in various forums, where people struggle seeing how DeepSpar’s USB Stabilizer can help them improve disk imaging – while they do see how it’s a… Read More »