I am currently setting up a low budget DIY NAS with a raspberry pi 3 B+ and a Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SSD. The pi is connected to my router and I have been able to ssh into it with no problems. I have openmediavault installed on this pi and was able to access the interface with no problems. The problem was that the SSD wasn't displayed in the file systems/disks in the OMV interface. So I did fdisk -l and it turns out that the SSD doesn't show up on the pi itself.
To give some context to the problem, the first time I did the install, I had no troubles at all with the pi and the SSD except when I tried mounting it. As a result, I wiped the micro SD card and did a clean install again. I didn't realize that the ssh file was supposed to disappear so I wiped the SD card again and clean installed it again 2 more times until I realized what I was doing. Now, the ssh connection to my pi is really unreliable and at the moment I cannot ssh into the pi and the openmediavault interface is gone even though I can see the pi and SSD all have power/activity. I waited more than 10 minutes in between each ssh attempt as it worked previously, but as of now, no luck in accessing my pi or openmediavault. I can't power cycle the pi either as I have a headless setup.
I don't think it is a power issue either as the SSD was recognized the 1st time by the pi as well as OMV, but the problem was in mounting.
Please advise me on what to do as I have been stuck for a few days with this problem and don't know what to do. Thank you