rahivor
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XPS 12 4th Gen Haswell SSD - Not Samsung as advertised?

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:

http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-12-9q33/pd?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn

 

Is Lite On any good? Seems like they only make storage devices which might be a good thing?

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Re: XPS 12 4th Gen Haswell SSD - Not Samsung as advertised?

Hi rahivor,

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.

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rahivor
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Re: XPS 12 4th Gen Haswell SSD - Not Samsung as advertised?

Click on my link and look on the right side.

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Re: XPS 12 4th Gen Haswell SSD - Not Samsung as advertised?

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.

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rahivor
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Re: XPS 12 4th Gen Haswell SSD - Not Samsung as advertised?

Cnets review on the original XPS 12 also noted a Lite On SSD (scroll towards bottom for specs):

www.cnet.com/.../4505-3121_7-35427784-2.html

Probably chips are Sammy - has anyone opened their's up to confirm?

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