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Since SSD has write amplification, I want to reset the SSD to the initial out-of-box performance. Most tutorials are for SATA SSD (hdparm --secure-erase), I want to know how to erase a partition of NVMe SSD (maybe use nvme command?).


One more question: does dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/nvme0n1 help? Or does fio --filename=/dev/nvme1n1 --direct=1 --buffered=0 --rw=trim --bs=4k --size=100G --numjobs=16 --iodepth=32 --group_reporting --name=trim help?


Thanks!


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To totally erase a NVMe drive.


This will erase entire drive.


You may need to first install nvme - the NVMe storage command line interface utility (nvme-cli). Then review commands and list all nvme devices. List wil also show firmware revision & you should check that you have latest firmware.


sudo apt install nvme-cli
nvme help
nvme --help
nvme --help format
sudo nvme list
sudo nvme format -s1 <device>

fred@z170-focal-k:/mnt/data$ sudo nvme list
[sudo] password for fred:
Node SN Model Namespace Usage Format FW Rev
---------------- -------------------- ---------------------------------------- --------- -------------------------- ---------------- --------
/dev/nvme0n1 S4P2NF0M514514L Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB 1 164.30 GB / 500.11 GB 512 B + 0 B 2B2QEXM7

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