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HansYolo

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fio-sure-erase -r /dev/fct# , have you tried that? If i recall it securely erases everything on the drive.

Thanks for your help!
C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-sure-erase -r /dev/fct0 ...didn't work
Unknown option -- r
invalid option r

C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-sure-erase /dev/fct0 ...worked! Thanks! Still having issues though...
Erasing blocks: [====================] (100%) /
Warning: Device '/dev/fct0' had a hardware error while sanitizing.
All user data has been erased. However, device /dev/fct0 is no longer usable.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-attach /dev/fct0
Attaching: [====================] (100%) /
Error: Unsupported data format version on '/dev/fct0'.
Please extract old data using your previous driver,
re-format using fio-format, then attach and restore your data.
Additional details about the error may be found in system logs.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-format /dev/fct0

/dev/fct0: Creating block device.
Block device of size 6400.00GBytes (5960.46GiBytes).
Using default block (sector) size of 4096 bytes.

WARNING: Formatting will destroy any existing data on the device!
Do you wish to continue [y/n]? y

WARNING: Do not interrupt formatting!

Formatting: [====================] (100%)

Error: Device '/dev/fct0' had an error while formatting: Invalid input.

Additional details about the error may be found in system logs.
Please see documentation or contact support for further assistance.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-status a
Error: a was not found.
Check the device name again, and ensure the device name matches the driver loaded state.

...still not recognised, still unable to use. Any thoughts? Thank you!!!
 

aznpotpie

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Any chance to access system logs and see what the error is? I’m honestly at a lost and I suspect but don’t hope that it might be dead.
 

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Any chance to access system logs and see what the error is? I’m honestly at a lost and I suspect but don’t hope that it might be dead.

Trying to find out how to get the logs (I saw this in previous searches, but forgot how/where)... came across this
Usage: fio-update-iodrive [OPTION] ffffile
By default all Fusion devices will be upgraded with firmware from the fff file.
-f --force force upgrade (bypass all validation)
(Note: may result in data loss)
--bypass-barrier bypass barrier version validation
--bypass-uptodate bypass already up to date validation
-d --device specify a device to update (for example: /dev/fct0)
-p --pretend show what updates would be done
(firmware will not be modified)
-l --list list the firmware available in the archive
-c --clear-lock clears locks placed on a device
-q --quiet disable progress messages
-Q --quiet-progress disable progress bar only
-y --all-yes confirm all warning messages
-v --version display version information
-h --help help message (this screen)

So I tried this
C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-update-iodrive -c -d /dev/fct0

Now "fio-status a" is normal with no warnings, but I still get this... (edited)

C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-status -a

Found 1 VSL driver package:
4.3.6 build 1173 Storport Driver: loaded

Found 1 ioMemory device in this system

Adapter: ioMono (driver 4.3.6)
ioMemory SX300-6400, Product Number:F13-005-6400-CS-0001
ioMemory Adapter Controller, PNA006012114
Product UUID:9c002e02-11f9-5f3d-8d05-d47f90dfd273
PCIe Bus voltage: avg 12.07V
PCIe Bus current: avg 0.76A
PCIe Bus power: avg 9.21W
PCIe Power limit threshold: 74.75W
PCIe slot available power: unavailable
Connected ioMemory modules:
fct0: 02:00.0, Product Number:F13-005-6400-CS-0001

fct0 Detached
ioMemory Adapter Controller, Product Number:F13-005-6400-CS-0001
ioMemory Adapter Controller, PNA006012114
Microcode Versions: App:0.0.30.0
Powerloss protection: protected
PCI:02:00.0
Vendor:1aed, Device:3001, Sub vendor:1aed, Sub device:3001
Firmware v8.9.9, rev 20170222 Public
Geometry and capacity information not available.
Format: not low-level formatted
PCIe slot available power: 75.00W
PCIe negotiated link: 8 lanes at 5.0 Gt/sec each, 4000.00 MBytes/sec total
Internal temperature: 46.26 degC, max 49.22 degC
Internal voltage: avg 1.01V, max 1.01V
Aux voltage: avg 1.80V, max 1.81V
Rated PBW: 22.00 PB, 100.00% remaining ...(it was at about 89% before this happened!?)
Lifetime data volumes:
Physical bytes written: 1,870,848
Physical bytes read : 131,086,368
RAM usage:
Current: 34,240,000 bytes
Peak : 34,240,000 bytes

C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-attach /dev/fct0
Attaching: [====================] (100%) /
Error: Unsupported data format version on '/dev/fct0'.
Please extract old data using your previous driver,
re-format using fio-format, then attach and restore your data.
Additional details about the error may be found in system logs.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-format /dev/fct0

/dev/fct0: Creating block device.
Block device of size 6400.00GBytes (5960.46GiBytes).
Using default block (sector) size of 4096 bytes.

WARNING: Formatting will destroy any existing data on the device!
Do you wish to continue [y/n]? y

WARNING: Do not interrupt formatting!

Formatting: [====================] (100%)

Error: Device '/dev/fct0' had an error while formatting: Invalid input.

Additional details about the error may be found in system logs.
Please see documentation or contact support for further assistance.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-attach /dev/fct0
Attaching: [====================] (100%) /
Error: Unsupported data format version on '/dev/fct0'.
Please extract old data using your previous driver,
re-format using fio-format, then attach and restore your data.
Additional details about the error may be found in system logs.
 
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Joining the club! I got a brand new 6400GB SX350 on the way, offered $400 and it was accepted (they have 9 left). Do these SX350 6400GB run as hot as the SX300 and earlier? Also, doesn't seem to be much benefit by going with 75w (looks like only write speed goes up a small amount), so should it be OK at 25w without dedicated cooling?
 

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Joining the club! I got a brand new 6400GB SX350 on the way, offered $400 and it was accepted (they have 9 left). Do these SX350 6400GB run as hot as the SX300 and earlier? Also, doesn't seem to be much benefit by going with 75w (looks like only write speed goes up a small amount), so should it be OK at 25w without dedicated cooling?

I wouldn't expect much difference temp-wise from the SX350. I'm pretty sure it's the same controller as the SX300 and the only difference is the NAND used. Might as well go 75W if you can.
 

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Joining the club! I got a brand new 6400GB SX350 on the way, offered $400 and it was accepted (they have 9 left). Do these SX350 6400GB run as hot as the SX300 and earlier? Also, doesn't seem to be much benefit by going with 75w (looks like only write speed goes up a small amount), so should it be OK at 25w without dedicated cooling?

Got a link?
 

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Search for 233547436789 . By the way i offered $400 first and it was auto-accepted instantly, then later i tried $350 and that was declined the next day. Interested to know if i nailed the bottom end of some "auto-accept" range??
Thats a mighty fine price! The SX350 is roughly the same temps as the SX300. Careful when you try to update the firmware since it's Lenovo branded, some of the Sandisk/WD firmwares won't work and have to grab from lenovo or edit the installation.

I wouldn't expect much difference temp-wise from the SX350. I'm pretty sure it's the same controller as the SX300 and the only difference is the NAND used. Might as well go 75W if you can.
Once you fill these drives, you HAVE to use 75w for the SX300/SX350 or else it'll slow down dramatically for the sequential.
 

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Scanned the thread but don’t see anyone using in a Linux server?

I have dual 160 GB ioDrives running under Slackware 14.2. I had to modify a single line of the driver code to get it to compile with kernel 4.4.217. In a striped configuration, I get about 1650 / 1540 for Read / Write.

I also just purchased a SX350-3200 yesterday on eBay for $200. :) Came here after viewing one of Farkle0079's videos about the larger capacity cards. I wanted to buy one of the cards aznpotpie had listed, but alas, as this is my first post I could not PM or post in his for sale thread. Kept checking eBay every few days and spotted the card for $200 as a "buy it now" so I jumped on it.

Will report back once it's up and running.
 

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I have dual 160 GB ioDrives running under Slackware 14.2. I had to modify a single line of the driver code to get it to compile with kernel 4.4.217. In a striped configuration, I get about 1650 / 1540 for Read / Write.

I also just purchased a SX350-3200 yesterday on eBay for $200. :) Came here after viewing one of Farkle0079's videos about the larger capacity cards. I wanted to buy one of the cards aznpotpie had listed, but alas, as this is my first post I could not PM or post in his for sale thread. Kept checking eBay every few days and spotted the card for $200 as a "buy it now" so I jumped on it.

Will report back once it's up and running.

as I mentioned before, if you are updating firmware becareful is it’s branded
 

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I have dual 160 GB ioDrives running under Slackware 14.2. I had to modify a single line of the driver code to get it to compile with kernel 4.4.217. In a striped configuration, I get about 1650 / 1540 for Read / Write.

I also just purchased a SX350-3200 yesterday on eBay for $200. :) Came here after viewing one of Farkle0079's videos about the larger capacity cards. I wanted to buy one of the cards aznpotpie had listed, but alas, as this is my first post I could not PM or post in his for sale thread. Kept checking eBay every few days and spotted the card for $200 as a "buy it now" so I jumped on it.

Will report back once it's up and running.

Yea I got seller endeavor-20 down to $200 from $490 via message then I saw he updated the price, but I had already offered and got accepted for the 6.4TB new drive. Good job sniping it! Glad someone here got it.
 

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Thats a mighty fine price! The SX350 is roughly the same temps as the SX300. Careful when you try to update the firmware since it's Lenovo branded, some of the Sandisk/WD firmwares won't work and have to grab from lenovo or edit the installation.


Once you fill these drives, you HAVE to use 75w for the SX300/SX350 or else it'll slow down dramatically for the sequential.

So it's actually possible these are indeed new with 30 day warranty? Any chance it comes with a newish firmware that doesn't need updating? What's the purpose of it, I would rather not risk it!
 

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Seems I am about 3 months late as the 6.4 are now listed for $800 +. Still need to do more reading to understand how well they are supported in Linux(Debian Buster).
 

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Seems I am about 3 months late as the 6.4 are now listed for $800 +. Still need to do more reading to understand how well they are supported in Linux(Debian Buster).

They are listed for US $699.99, and if you offer $400 you might get lucky like me.
 

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So it's actually possible these are indeed new with 30 day warranty? Any chance it comes with a newish firmware that doesn't need updating? What's the purpose of it, I would rather not risk it!
Warranty would be from seller, from what I understand the warranty doesnt transfer. also there haven’t been made in a long time and the box has a production date of 2017. Assuming if they are new, in order to use newest driver you would need to update the firmware.
 

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I have 2 of the 3.2s, can you put a 6.4 and 3.2 or all 3 in one system or must they be the same capacity? If Firmware is lenovo linked do they have drivers/firmware on their site somewhere?
 

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Trying to find out how to get the logs (I saw this in previous searches, but forgot how/where)... came across this
Usage: fio-update-iodrive [OPTION] ffffile
By default all Fusion devices will be upgraded with firmware from the fff file.
-f --force force upgrade (bypass all validation)
(Note: may result in data loss)
--bypass-barrier bypass barrier version validation
--bypass-uptodate bypass already up to date validation
-d --device specify a device to update (for example: /dev/fct0)
-p --pretend show what updates would be done
(firmware will not be modified)
-l --list list the firmware available in the archive
-c --clear-lock clears locks placed on a device
-q --quiet disable progress messages
-Q --quiet-progress disable progress bar only
-y --all-yes confirm all warning messages
-v --version display version information
-h --help help message (this screen)

So I tried this
C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-update-iodrive -c -d /dev/fct0

Now "fio-status a" is normal with no warnings, but I still get this... (edited)

C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-status -a

Found 1 VSL driver package:
4.3.6 build 1173 Storport Driver: loaded

Found 1 ioMemory device in this system

Adapter: ioMono (driver 4.3.6)
ioMemory SX300-6400, Product Number:F13-005-6400-CS-0001
ioMemory Adapter Controller, PNA006012114
Product UUID:9c002e02-11f9-5f3d-8d05-d47f90dfd273
PCIe Bus voltage: avg 12.07V
PCIe Bus current: avg 0.76A
PCIe Bus power: avg 9.21W
PCIe Power limit threshold: 74.75W
PCIe slot available power: unavailable
Connected ioMemory modules:
fct0: 02:00.0, Product Number:F13-005-6400-CS-0001

fct0 Detached
ioMemory Adapter Controller, Product Number:F13-005-6400-CS-0001
ioMemory Adapter Controller, PNA006012114
Microcode Versions: App:0.0.30.0
Powerloss protection: protected
PCI:02:00.0
Vendor:1aed, Device:3001, Sub vendor:1aed, Sub device:3001
Firmware v8.9.9, rev 20170222 Public
Geometry and capacity information not available.
Format: not low-level formatted
PCIe slot available power: 75.00W
PCIe negotiated link: 8 lanes at 5.0 Gt/sec each, 4000.00 MBytes/sec total
Internal temperature: 46.26 degC, max 49.22 degC
Internal voltage: avg 1.01V, max 1.01V
Aux voltage: avg 1.80V, max 1.81V
Rated PBW: 22.00 PB, 100.00% remaining ...(it was at about 89% before this happened!?)
Lifetime data volumes:
Physical bytes written: 1,870,848
Physical bytes read : 131,086,368
RAM usage:
Current: 34,240,000 bytes
Peak : 34,240,000 bytes

C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-attach /dev/fct0
Attaching: [====================] (100%) /
Error: Unsupported data format version on '/dev/fct0'.
Please extract old data using your previous driver,
re-format using fio-format, then attach and restore your data.
Additional details about the error may be found in system logs.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-format /dev/fct0

/dev/fct0: Creating block device.
Block device of size 6400.00GBytes (5960.46GiBytes).
Using default block (sector) size of 4096 bytes.

WARNING: Formatting will destroy any existing data on the device!
Do you wish to continue [y/n]? y

WARNING: Do not interrupt formatting!

Formatting: [====================] (100%)

Error: Device '/dev/fct0' had an error while formatting: Invalid input.

Additional details about the error may be found in system logs.
Please see documentation or contact support for further assistance.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>fio-attach /dev/fct0
Attaching: [====================] (100%) /
Error: Unsupported data format version on '/dev/fct0'.
Please extract old data using your previous driver,
re-format using fio-format, then attach and restore your data.
Additional details about the error may be found in system logs.

So I have a drive thats acting the same way. for the love of me, I can’t figure out how to fix this.
 

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I have 2 of the 3.2s, can you put a 6.4 and 3.2 or all 3 in one system or must they be the same capacity? If Firmware is lenovo linked do they have drivers/firmware on their site somewhere?

To have fio-status -a show properly you can only mix the sx300 and sx350. Capacity doesn’t seem to matter, only the generation. You would have to look on their site, the only Lenovo I have is a dud and if I recall, some of the dell firmware worked while others didnt (Might be wrong since I been through so many duds recently and I am not responsible if you try it!). HP was a little PITA but I found newer ones for my cards.

edit- it’s late at night ugh sorry but if I
remember correctly there should be instructions somewhere online detailing how to edit the firmware to change the hardware ID to force a different firmware onto it or something like that
 
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The more I read the more it seems trying to get these working on Debian is just going to be pain and suffering :/
 

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Yea I got seller endeavor-20 down to $200 from $490 via message then I saw he updated the price, but I had already offered and got accepted for the 6.4TB new drive. Good job sniping it! Glad someone here got it.

Yep. That's the exact card I got. Thanks for doing the negotiating for me ;-)
 

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I have 2 of the 3.2s, can you put a 6.4 and 3.2 or all 3 in one system or must they be the same capacity? If Firmware is lenovo linked do they have drivers/firmware on their site somewhere?

You have to see if the drive is a VSL 3 or 4 driver type. The documentation lists which drives (ioScale, ioDrive, SX3xx, ioMemory, ect) belong to which driver series. You can mix and match drives of various lines and capacities as long as they're part of the same driver type.
 

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Where do you see Debian or Ubuntu in that list? ;-)
Sandisk/WD drivers show that there's a driver for Ubuntu 16.04, so there hope? I have a friend who told me it worked in a previous version of Ubuntu but that was a while ago.

Oh noticed there are drivers for wheezy stretch jessie!

You have to see if the drive is a VSL 3 or 4 driver type. The documentation lists which drives (ioScale, ioDrive, SX3xx, ioMemory, ect) belong to which driver series. You can mix and match drives of various lines and capacities as long as they're part of the same driver type.
At least in W10, it seems you can trick the VSL 3 (ioScale) and VSL 4 (SX300/SX350) drives to work in the same OS but command lines such as "fio-status -a" only shows VSL 4 drives.


Ok so we have firmware: Fusion ioMemory SX300 / SX350 Gen3.5 PCIe SSD Firmware Update - fw_fusion-io_iomemory_sx300&350_4.2.5_anyos.zip
And we have drivers: Fusion ioMemory SX300 / SX350 PCIe SSD Driver for Windows - dd_fusion-io_iomemory_sx300_350_4.3.3_x64_windows.exe

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds104484 and https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds104483


Wondering if there is a 4.3.3 firmware as well, or if you're supposed to use 4.2.5 firmware with 4.3.3 drivers
On WD/Sandisk webiste there is a firmware for each driver revision. However most of the time you an run a driver with a slightly older firmware since sometimes going from small driver revisions (ie 4.3.5 to 4.3.7) there isn't much of a change. Upon reading more into it, there is a method to n edit the firmware to place your product number to force the open firmware onto a branded card.
 
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Well I bought a 6.4 and scratch mixing the 3.2 and 6.4 idea, I am going to use it as a games drive in my upstairs computer and free up a somewhat full 8tb up there for more media backups so really saved me $120 in the process anyway.

anyone needs some 3.2s I found this guy earlier that has 2 factory refurb ones for $240, I’d imagine they’re close to 100% life left. Item 264700376848
 

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Well I bought a 6.4 and scratch mixing the 3.2 and 6.4 idea, I am going to use it as a games drive in my upstairs computer and free up a somewhat full 8tb up there for more media backups so really saved me $120 in the process anyway.

anyone needs some 3.2s I found this guy earlier that has 2 factory refurb ones for $240, I’d imagine they’re close to 100% life left. Item 264700376848

If you fill the drives more and notice a dip in speed on the 6.4TB, your going to have set the PCI-E to 75W! Scared me the first time!
 

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If you fill the drives more and notice a dip in speed on the 6.4TB, your going to have set the PCI-E to 75W! Scared me the first time!
I did that in my TR 1950x system with the two 3.2 drives that’s a gigabyte board with 5 pcie slot. Initially I was going to put the 6.4 and 3.2 in that system and put a 3.2 upstairs in my 1920x system with Asrock board I’ve got roughly 5 or 6Tb of games though. I’ve still got some spare room on the 1950x so I figured I’d put it on the Asrock. Being the cheapest TR board that Asrock phantom gaming only has 3 pcie slots. I kind of want a NuAudio card for it too so having 2 smaller fusion io drieCS wouldn’t work and would force me to nvme otherwise, I have some decent stereo equipment up here but can’t be getting into outboard DACs and such there isn’t enough room. I mean sure it’s complete overkill for a system that’s basically a media server for 3 rooms and I mainly game a bit on a lazy weekend or before bed. The price though is hard to refuse, the 3.2s are treating me well.
 

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I tried the Max # of offers below after hearing $400 would auto accept they all rejected and $400 auto accepted.
 

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Anybody know if these can be repaired? Mine is unusable after only 2 months. That's kind of harsh.
 

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Anybody know if these can be repaired? Mine is unusable after only 2 months. That's kind of harsh.
doubtful unless It’s some sort of software issue that can be corrected with a flash or firmware, almost sounds like a chip went bad or controller issue,
 

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Will report back once it's up and running.

So I think I got a 100% unused card. Only 3GB written lifetime:

C:\Windows\system32>fio-status -a
Found 1 VSL driver package:
4.3.7 build 1205 Storport Driver: loaded
Found 1 ioMemory device in this system
Adapter: ioMono (driver 4.3.7)
ioMemory SX350-3200, Product Number:SDFADAMOS-3T20-SF1, SN:1711D017E, FIO SN:1711D017E
ioMemory Adapter Controller, PN:5491-72374-3200G
Product UUID:cb48ca56-5c18-5ad1-ad24-0f02397d03ca
PCIe Bus voltage: avg 12.19V
PCIe Bus current: avg 0.62A
PCIe Bus power: avg 7.55W
PCIe Power limit threshold: 74.75W
PCIe slot available power: unavailable
Connected ioMemory modules:
fct0: 01:00.0, Product Number:SDFADAMOS-3T20-SF1, SN:1711D017E
fct0 Attached
ioMemory Adapter Controller, Product Number:SDFADAMOS-3T20-SF1, SN:1711D017E
ioMemory Adapter Controller, PN:5491-72374-3200G
Microcode Versions: App:0.0.15.0
Powerloss protection: protected
PCI:01:00.0
Vendor:1aed, Device:3002, Sub vendor:1aed, Sub device:3002
Firmware v8.9.9, rev 20190313 Public
3200.00 GBytes device size
Format: v501, 781250000 sectors of 4096 bytes
PCIe slot available power: 75.00W
PCIe negotiated link: 8 lanes at 5.0 Gt/sec each, 4000.00 MBytes/sec total
Internal temperature: 45.77 degC, max 48.23 degC
Internal voltage: avg 1.01V, max 1.01V
Aux voltage: avg 1.80V, max 1.81V
Reserve space status: Healthy; Reserves: 100.00%, warn at 10.00%
Active media: 100.00%
Rated PBW: 11.00 PB, 100.00% remaining
Lifetime data volumes:
Physical bytes written: 3,180,535,240
Physical bytes read : 7,254,724,608
RAM usage:
Current: 192,221,056 bytes
Peak : 192,221,056 bytes
Contained Virtual Partitions:
fct0: ID:0, UUID:4d3e11d1-8ff6-0c4f-b84b-0c8728e1a906
fct0 State: Online, Type: block device, Device: \\?\PhysicalDrive1
ID:0, UUID:4d3e11d1-8ff6-0c4f-b84b-0c8728e1a906
3200.00 GBytes device size
Format: 781250000 sectors of 4096 bytes
Sectors In Use: 0
Max Physical Sectors Allowed: 781250000
Min Physical Sectors Reserved: 781250000
However, speeds are not as great as some of you here. My systems in general are old and slow:

i3-i5-side-by-side.png

Next test is to get it running under Linux...
 
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aznpotpie

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However, speeds are not as great as some of you here. My systems in general are old and slow:

It loves CPU power especially clock speed. I notice a difference on my 7980XE going from stock to 4.7GHZ. I wonder if these come with 0 out of the factory? Reason I ask is because the lowest I ever gotten one was in the couple thundered MB write.

Anybody know if these can be repaired? Mine is unusable after only 2 months. That's kind of harsh.

I think it's dead, I had another one with the same LEB map issue. Did a firmware update incrementally and eventually it spewed out a "hardware fault" issue on "fio-status -a:"
 

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Scanned the thread but don’t see anyone using in a Linux server?

For the curious, the SX350 works fine with the latest CentOS 7:

# uname -a
Linux iotest-centos 3.10.0-1062.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Aug 7 18:08:02 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# fio-status -a

Found 1 VSL driver package:
4.3.7 build 1205 Driver: loaded

Found 1 ioMemory device in this system

Adapter: ioMono (driver 4.3.7)
ioMemory SX350-3200, Product Number:SDFADAMOS-3T20-SF1, SN:1711D017E, FIO SN:1711D017E
ioMemory Adapter Controller, PN:5491-72374-3200G
Product UUID:cb48ca56-5c18-5ad1-ad24-0f02397d03ca
PCIe Bus voltage: avg 12.18V
PCIe Bus current: avg 0.66A
PCIe Bus power: avg 8.01W
PCIe Power limit threshold: 74.75W
PCIe slot available power: 75.00W
PCIe negotiated link: 8 lanes at 5.0 Gt/sec each, 4000.00 MBytes/sec total
Connected ioMemory modules:
fct0: 01:00.0, Product Number:SDFADAMOS-3T20-SF1, SN:1711D017E

fct0 Attached
ioMemory Adapter Controller, Product Number:SDFADAMOS-3T20-SF1, SN:1711D017E
ioMemory Adapter Controller, PN:5491-72374-3200G
Microcode Versions: App:0.0.15.0
Powerloss protection: protected
PCI:01:00.0, Slot Number:17
Vendor:1aed, Device:3002, Sub vendor:1aed, Sub device:3002
Firmware v8.9.9, rev 20190313 Public
3200.00 GBytes device size
Format: v501, 781250000 sectors of 4096 bytes
PCIe slot available power: 75.00W
PCIe negotiated link: 8 lanes at 5.0 Gt/sec each, 4000.00 MBytes/sec total
Internal temperature: 55.12 degC, max 64.47 degC
Internal voltage: avg 1.01V, max 1.01V
Aux voltage: avg 1.80V, max 1.81V
Reserve space status: Healthy; Reserves: 100.00%, warn at 10.00%
Active media: 100.00%
Rated PBW: 11.00 PB, 100.00% remaining
Lifetime data volumes:
Physical bytes written: 308,006,124,736
Physical bytes read : 380,221,501,440
RAM usage:
Current: 277,208,576 bytes
Peak : 277,208,576 bytes
Contained Virtual Partitions:
fioa: ID:0, UUID:d1113e4d-f68f-4f0c-b84b-0c8728e1a906

fioa State: Online, Type: block device, Device: /dev/fioa
ID:0, UUID:d1113e4d-f68f-4f0c-b84b-0c8728e1a906
3200.00 GBytes device size
Format: 781250000 sectors of 4096 bytes
Sectors In Use: 307904
Max Physical Sectors Allowed: 781250000
Min Physical Sectors Reserved: 781250000

Code:
$ df
Filesystem                              1K-blocks    Used  Available Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs                                  3842388       0    3842388   0% /dev
tmpfs                                     3854808       0    3854808   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs                                     3854808    8968    3845840   1% /run
tmpfs                                     3854808       0    3854808   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mapper/centos_iotest--centos-root   52403200 1513048   50890152   3% /
/dev/sda1                                 1038336  185864     852472  18% /boot
/dev/mapper/centos_iotest--centos-home   63522504   54436   63468068   1% /home
tmpfs                                      770964       0     770964   0% /run/user/1000
/dev/fioa1                             3075816612   90136 2919460108   1% /media/fusion
 

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Limp Gawd
Joined
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Messages
179
Anyone know why I cant run fio-status any more?


C:\Windows\system32>fio-status
Error initializing the SDK (2)

I get that error now.

I uninstalled the old driver for the 825GB and removed it from my system, and reinstalled the dell sx350 driver, and still no joy.

It started doing this last night. I had the 3.2TB and the older 825GB and both were working fine. Just not able to run fio-status.

EDIT:
I think I found the issue, and this is weird.
Since this issue just popped up last night, the only change I made to my computer recently was installing the VA Citrix Workspace App.

I uninstalled it, and then ran fio-status again and it worked perfectly fine.

I dont know why the Citrix program and the VSL 4 driver dont play nicely together, but I guess its a thing.
 
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gtac01

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Joined
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Messages
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FYI this 3.2TB is down to $216 from $260, had 2, 1 left : 264700376848

I also got my new SX350 6.4TB. I went with dd_fusion-io_iomemory_sx300_350_4.3.3_x64_windows.exe and did not touch the firmware, and here is what it says. I did set it to 75w although I think it already was set to 75w.

Anyone know how old/new Firmware v8.9.6 is? I have a 4.3.3 firmware I could put on it.

Oh and here is the CDM

SX350_6TB.jpg


C:\Program Files\Common Files\VSL Utils>fio-status -a

Found 1 VSL driver package:
4.3.3 build 957 Driver: loaded

Found 1 ioMemory device in this system

Adapter: ioMono (driver 4.3.3)
io3 6.4TB Enterprise Mainstream Flash Adapter, Product Number:00D8461, SN:11S00D8461Y250EB715025
ioMemory Adapter Controller, PN:00YA810
Product UUID:d5102aaf-b03e-5536-a9db-73cfd3814363
External Power Threshold Override: 74.75W
PCIe Bus voltage: avg 12.07V
PCIe Bus current: avg 0.62A
PCIe Bus power: avg 7.46W
PCIe Power limit threshold: 74.75W
PCIe slot available power: unavailable
Connected ioMemory modules:
fct0: 02:00.0, Product Number:00D8461, SN:11S00D8461Y250EB715025

fct0 Attached
ioMemory Adapter Controller, Product Number:00D8461, SN:1647D00CB
ioMemory Adapter Controller, PN:00YA810
Microcode Versions: App:0.0.14.0
Powerloss protection: protected
PCI:02:00.0
Vendor:1aed, Device:3001, Sub vendor:1014, Sub device:4d3
Firmware v8.9.6, rev 20160725 Public
6400.00 GBytes device size
Format: v501, 1562500000 sectors of 4096 bytes
PCIe slot available power: 75.00W
PCIe negotiated link: 8 lanes at 5.0 Gt/sec each, 4000.00 MBytes/sec total
Internal temperature: 51.19 degC, max 53.15 degC
Internal voltage: avg 1.02V, max 1.02V
Aux voltage: avg 1.79V, max 1.81V
Reserve space status: Healthy; Reserves: 100.00%, warn at 10.00%
Active media: 100.00%
Rated PBW: 22.00 PB, 100.00% remaining
Lifetime data volumes:
Physical bytes written: 2,591,664,640
Physical bytes read : 11,888,556,032
RAM usage:
Current: 326,089,984 bytes
Peak : 326,089,984 bytes
Contained Virtual Partitions:
fct0: ID:0, UUID:22eda47e-a1a4-a64f-b0d1-e83e0cfa7aec

fct0 State: Online, Type: block device, Device: \\?\PhysicalDrive5
ID:0, UUID:22eda47e-a1a4-a64f-b0d1-e83e0cfa7aec
6400.00 GBytes device size
Format: 1562500000 sectors of 4096 bytes
Sectors In Use: 69596
Max Physical Sectors Allowed: 1562500000
Min Physical Sectors Reserved: 1562500000
 
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