So I updated the EEPROM using the RPI OS method. Loaded up HASSIO 5.4 on to the SSD and plugged it into the USB 3 port and powered it on.
I ran some stuff then it gets stuck with repeating messages every 20secs
Timeout waiting for hardware cmd interrupt
SDHCI REGISTER DUMP and some stuff
Oh, but i think it managed to boot up cause i am able to access the onboarding screen from my web browser at http://homeassistant.local:8123/onboarding.html.
I’m using a SSK SD100 128GB i got off from (this is the link i bought from, but the item that came was totally different from the photo shown in the link) Taobao for $18.
I believe it’s using a JMicron chipset. but not sure what it is. Looking at other sellers with same drive of the one i received, they advertise it as a JMS583 chipset.
*sudo fdisk /dev/sda* & *lsusb* info
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 7825:a2a4
[ 63.405079] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 2
[ 68.394984] usb 2-1: new SuperSpeed Gen 1 USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd
[ 68.426281] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=7825, idProduct=a2a4, bcdDevice=15.07
[ 68.426300] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 68.426317] usb 2-1: Product: SSK Storage
[ 68.426334] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: JMicron
[ 68.426349] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: DB98765432111F3
[ 3227.410257] usb 2-1: new SuperSpeed Gen 1 USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd
[ 3227.441547] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=7825, idProduct=a2a4, bcdDevice=15.07
[ 3227.441567] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 3227.441584] usb 2-1: Product: SSK Storage
[ 3227.441600] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: JMicron
[ 3227.441616] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: DB98765432111F3
[ 3227.455673] scsi host0: uas
[ 3227.458558] scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access SSK 1507 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[ 3227.461202] sd 0:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
[ 3228.171885] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 250069680 512-byte logical blocks: (128 GB/119 GiB)
[ 3228.171905] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 4096-byte physical blocks
[ 3228.172136] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
[ 3228.172158] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 53 00 00 08
[ 3228.172587] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[ 3228.173304] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Optimal transfer size 33553920 bytes not a multiple of physical block size (4096 bytes)
[ 3228.214823] sda: sda1
[ 3228.217835] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Attached SCSI disk
Now I’m wondering if it’s possible to clone my existing HASSIO i have already setup with devices on a 32gb SD card into the 128GB SSD and use that? ( i tried using a Mac to dd an image and etcher to write to the ssd but doesn’t boot)
 I gave up trying to clone, used a snapshot to restore on the new ssd instead, though some of the addons did not work (mosquito was missing, zigbee2mqqt had some unable to write error, had to remove and reinstall).