I think you're right mneese.
I'm going to try removing one of my data drives and attaching the SSD via SATA, to see if that solves it.
I agree that its likely a hardware issue rather than OMV. I just wish I could figure out how Debian and/or the motherboard BIOS assign drives. The SSD is not always assigned to sdi1, and I suspect that may be causing the issue. Hopefully moving the boot drive to SATA may help.