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Your section on formatting an nvme drive: When you format it, what's the format you're formatting TO? Fat32? Ext4? Can you elaborate on WHAT format you're fomatting the drive to be in? And how you would do that? Formatting from what (UN-formatted, I guess) TO what? How would you choose which format you want?

Also, it would be great if you could add a section on upgrading an nvme drive's firmware. Because as many Linux users know all too well, most of the companies that make these drives offer nice convenient drivers for updating firmware in the MICROSOFT WINDOWS platform ONLY. Linux doesn't seem to exist for them.

I need to upgrade the firmware of a new Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus nvme drive and I'm on shaky ground, not sure if I can really do it with nvme-cli. I don't want to fry or ruin the drive.

I've unzipped what the company offers as its Windows driver, but I don't see a dot-image (.img) file there. It's all rather confusing trying to do this for the first time.

Thanks for the response, I hadn't seen the Phoronix benchmark review.

My concern is with updating the firmware on the Sabrent drive. I don't think I'll be able to do it, because the only update util is for windows.

I called their tech support to see if they'd give me an image file of the update, and you can guess their response.

If anyone knows of a way to update a Sabrent drive using nvme-cli, (short of pulling the drive out of my Linux box and putting into a Windows laptop that probably doesn't have an M.2 PCIe slot for it) I'd love to hear it.