The steps I have done is:

  1. Update/upgrade to the latest Raspberry Pi OS (sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade-full)

  2. Update the eeprom firmware (rpi-eeprom-update)

  3. Clone the SD card using /accessories/SD card copier (to the Samsung t5)

  4. Check to see if Samsung is working and shows system files

  5. Shut down and remove SD card

  6. Power on and screen just shows a looping attempt to boot and fails with ERROR 44

Replacing the SD card just boots from that as normal.

What have I done wrong or missed out?

additional info:

vcgencmd bootloader_config

vgencmd bootloader_version

Sep 3 2020 13:11:43
version c305221a6d7e532693cc7ff57fddfc8649def167 (release)
timestamp 1599135103
  • In 'sudo raspi-config' have you set Boot Options, Boot Mode, USB ? – CoderMike Sep 30 '20 at 16:34
  • What is a "Samsung t5"? – Mats Karlsson Sep 30 '20 at 17:02
  • Samsung T5 is a usb3 SSD – ikarus Sep 30 '20 at 17:31
  • yes Boot Mode is USB – ikarus Sep 30 '20 at 17:36
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    What is the output of vcgencmd bootloader_version and vcgencmd bootloader_config (please add to question, don't post results in comment) – Jaromanda X Oct 1 '20 at 1:24

I solved (worked around) this problem by attaching the Samsung T5 drive to one of the USB2 ports.

I'm assuming this is a kernel problem and will try the faster USB3 port again on later updates.

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