I have recently acquired a Ryzen 4700U laptop of the type Ideapad 5 from lenovo. It has the codename 15ARE05.
I have replaced the 512 GB NVME drive with a 1TB Kingston A2000 drive. I am experiencing a number of problems:
- My system may freeze on intensive disk writes, like compiling stuff from AUR. When this happens I can still interact with the laptop as long as the process does not use the disk. Al actions that require disk io will freeze. I can only recover by hard shutdown (pressing power for 5 secs)
- When using gnome-disk-utility 3.38.0, I can not access the smart status of the drive, nor can I alter any additional settings like write cache. They are greyed out.
- When using gnome-disk-utility 3.38.0, I perform a benchmark of the disk. There I see that the readspeed is as expected around 2000 MB/s. Writespeed however is below 400 MB/s whereas it should also be around 2000 MB/s.
- I also still have windows installed on the disk, (just in case) And in windows I can access smart info just fine + Writespeed is indeed around 2000MB/s.
Is it a known fact that the disk IO chip on this system is not yet fully supported by the kernel 5.9.3 ?
Could there be an incompatibility with the kingston drive in linux?
I have not witnessed the problem with the included 512 GB NVME disk, but I have not ruled it out either as I used it only for a very limited time.
Could anyone with similar hardware perform a test whether they face similar issues?
The freezing is obviously the most serious issue. I can not reproduce logs, because they are not written.