Fail to flash the nvme drive on a Jetson Orin Nano 8Gb.
Set the recovery jumper => ok
Plug USB + PWR => ok
See the jetson on Ubuntu 20.04 (lsusb) => ok
SDK installation => ok
SDK: Product Category => jetson orin nano ok
SDK: target board: Jetson Orin Nano devkit => ok
SDK: Flash menu: Manual Setup & select nvme drive => ok
Prepare image & other stuff (green bard) => ok
Writing nvme drive => Fail => no drive found
I just used this Samsung 970 SSD (PCIe Gen. 3) and it worked fine for me.
From what I read, the Orin Nano Dev Kit can handle up to PCIe Gen. 3 SSD only, even though the physical PCIe bus on the Dev Kit carrier can handle PCIe Gen. 4 SSD if one happens to use an Orin NX module.
I used AOMEI Partition Assistant (free version) to create a GPT disk and formatted the entire disk as EXT4 before I connected it to the PCIe bus on the carrier board.
SDK Manager did not give me any error during the entire flashing procedure.
Thanks all for your help. Just to say I did get mine to eventually flash properly with pre-format ext4, though there were various other issues; for example I needed to plug it into a different USB port on my host PC (they could ALL recognise the device in SDK Manager but evidently only SOME ports were able to do the flashing)
Conclusion for install
SSD have to be M2 NVME
Format the SSD (ext4) before install (Jetston can’t see unformated HDD)
Some host PC USB port can’t flash the Jetson (credit @HS131231)
Don’t forget to remove the jumper before clicking on flash (as describe on the SDK launcher)