XG-1541 SSD Failure?
I had an issue that caused me to have to reinstall pfSense. The router became unresponsive on my XG-1541. After working well for 24 hours, I was unable to log into the web configurator page. I went to my network rack and there is a boot error (it is attempting to boot from a LAN device as a backup).
I'm wondering if the SSD could be bad. I have a spare SanDisk 480GB SSD (SDSSDXPS-480G) that previously had Windows loaded on it.
Does anyone know if this is compatible with the XG-1541, and if so, can I simply insert it and reinstall the pfSense software?
I‘d just try it if the XG-1541 is completely down now anyway.
If you need to ping Netgate support to get the latest 2.4.5-p1 Image I would ask them there about the SSD.
It almost certainly is compatible. It's not something we've tested specifically but I'm not aware of any special requirements. Any SATA SSD should work.
I had an M.2 SSD from a Dell laptop that I upgraded to a Samsung Evo Pro. The SanDisk was actually a square drive.
I went to Staples and purchased one, but then when I got home realized it was a NVMe drive with only one notch. The old Intel that was in the XG-1541 had 2 notches in it. Perhaps the NVMe would've fit, but I had the old Dell laptop drive.
Things are working well with it.
Just for reference it would not have worked with an NVMe drive it has to be SATA.