The Western Digital SN730 NVMe SSD comes pre-configured with a logical sector size of 512 bytes and a physical sector size of 4096 bytes. Switching the logical sector size to the native 4096 byte size might improve performance as indicated by the vendor. This will erase all data on the device! To format the SSD with a different sector size, run
$ nvme format --lbaf=NUMBER /dev/nvmeXnY
with the LBA format according to
$ nvme id-ns -H /dev/nvmeXnY
[...] LBA Format 0 : Metadata Size: 0 bytes - Data Size: 512 bytes - Relative Performance: 0x2 Good LBA Format 1 : Metadata Size: 0 bytes - Data Size: 4096 bytes - Relative Performance: 0x1 Better
Previous devices got their BIOS updates published on the Huawei homepage which could be manually installed. However, currently no updates are available for download even though this device receive the update to BIOS version
1.06 after launch.
Power and temperature monitoring
Zen 2 (Ryzen 4000) is currently not supported by . AUR gives the die temperature and package power consumption.
The Huawei WMI driver
v3.3 to expose battery protection thresholds was merged into kernel
5.5. There is an issue where the hardware reports incorrect values for the charge thresholds, preventing battery protection from working. The maintainer of the driver has stated this should be fixed in userspace.
A temporary fix is to write some sane values to the file:
# echo '40 70' > /sys/devices/platform/huawei-wmi/charge_control_thresholds
This will enable battery protection (in this case, the device will stop charging at 70%). In order for
huawei-wmi group since the thresholds are still read-only to non-root.
# usermod -a -G huawei-wmi $USER
Alternatively, this guide.AUR will set the group write privileges. This will also take care of the thresholds resetting randomly upon reboot by automatically reinstating the battery charge-thresholds. For more information, see
Speakers and internal microphone work out of the box although the internal microphone picks up a significant amount of noise. To correctly detect a headset with microphone, use the
alc255-acer,dell-headset-multi for the value of
model=, as explained in Advanced Linux Sound Architecture#Correctly detect microphone plugged in a 4-pin 3.5mm (TRRS) jack.
The Goodix fingerprint reader is currently unsupported. There is some work to bring the similar Goodix sensor in the MateBook X Pro working which might provide a starting point for this device as well.