I ran Belarc Advisor on my new XPS 12 4th gen Haswell (9Q33) and found out that the SSD is a Lite On brand (LITEONIT LMT-256M6M). I did not open it up to confirm but has anyone else confirmed what brand SSD is in their 4th gen XPS 12 - are the Lite On chips Samsung?
According to this webpage on Dell, it's suppose to be "powered" Samsung (whatever that actually means:
Is Lite On any good? Seems like they only make storage devices which might be a good thing?
I do not see anything on that page indicating these systems are all equipped with Samsung SSDs. Nevertheless, as you know, there are only a few manufacturers worldwide for NAND flash chips, so your actual storage might well be Samsung.
Interesting wording. It doesn't say "powered by A Samsung SSD" -- just "powered by Samsung SSD". That means your SSD likely does have Samsung chips on it, but was made by Lite-on IT.
Though Samsung DOES make SSDs, that's not what your system has.
Cnets review on the original XPS 12 also noted a Lite On SSD (scroll towards bottom for specs):
Probably chips are Sammy - has anyone opened their's up to confirm?