Topic: N00b Alert: Odd erros when attampting to format 'new' NVMe
Hi there lovely people of the GParted forum!
I'm new here and apologies if I havn't seemed to do my research properly before posting - reason being I didn't really know what to search for so bear with me.
Long story short:
I had an NVMe that had gone completely haywire. I pretty much gave up on recovering anything and decided that if I could atleast wipe it and get a fresh format that could be ok . The original error leading me to wanting to format relates to some "Bad sectors" occouring and preventing me from booting into Ubuntu. Also when using a bootable USB I was unable run any reallocate-sector commands. Anyhow! I'm now trying to perform a good old format to erase everything and make one big FAT32 partition with the lovely Gparted. However this was easier said than done. After hanging in a frozen for ~20 minutes Gparted started moving and then interrupted the proccess. Ill mention the NVMe is only 2 months old and shouldn't have experienced any heat stress as far I can tell. I generated the following report, but I am honestly not able to interpret much from it. Any chance some format-wiz here would be able to hint me in the right direction?
GParted 0.32.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize
Format /dev/sdb1 as fat32 00:00:01 ( ERROR )
calibrate /dev/sdb1 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
path: /dev/sdb1 (partition)
size: 1953521664 (931.51 GiB)
clear old file system signatures in /dev/sdb1 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 512.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 0 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 4.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 67108864 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 4.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 274877906944 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 512.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 1000202567680 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 4.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 1000203026432 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
write 8.00 KiB of zeros at byte offset 1000203083776 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
flush operating system cache of /dev/sdb 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
set partition type on /dev/sdb1 00:00:00 ( SUCCESS )
new partition type: fat32
create new fat32 file system 00:00:01 ( ERROR )
mkfs.fat -F32 -v -I '/dev/sdb1' 00:00:01 ( ERROR )
mkfs.fat 4.1 (2017-01-24)
/dev/sdb1 has 255 heads and 63 sectors per track,
hidden sectors 0x0800;
logical sector size is 512,
using 0xf8 media descriptor, with 1953521664 sectors;
drive number 0x80;
filesystem has 2 32-bit FATs and 64 sectors per cluster.
FAT size is 238464 sectors, and provides 30516323 clusters.
There are 64 reserved sectors.
Volume ID is 95301b1d, no volume label.
mkfs.fat: failed whilst writing FAT