"Production Status Customer Sample"
Let's hope this is untrue.
First of all, the spesific model i MZ7PC256HAFU-000H1. Which is a Samsung 830 256gb ssd disk. I got this yesterday and plugged into my laptop, I was hoping to see battery improvements but as of now it's only been drastically reduced. I've been searching the net for an answer, and the only answer I could possibly have found is that it doesnt feature the latest firmware.
This is where the problem comes.
My spesific model isn't listed at samsungs pages(but even intel.com has it listed, so I don't believe it's a fake ssd. Nor is it "supported" by the SSD Magic tool which is the only way to update firmware for the ssd. The program should support all 830 disks.
What do I do? Or how do I do?
Asus U33JC with i5, Win7 64bit.
I guess I was unlucky then, might explain how I managed to negotiate the price down to a measly 173$ in Norway. I'l try to get in contact with the seller, and Asus for that matter. But I doubt it would solve anything. Had this been on a desktop computer, I wouldn't complain!
But on the laptop, the batterylife was reduced almost by half if I recall correctly from this one chargeout.
I'm out of my league on this one, as there's a separate support group for SSDs (1-800-Samsung > Press 1 for consumer > 5 for PC > 4 for Drives & Memory > 1 for Solid State Drive).
However, something didn't seem quite right about the 'customer sample' status, so I did check to see what the rest of the catalog offered: http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/product/flash-ssd/catalogue
You'll note everything that's listed is 'customer sample'. Unfortunately, I can't tell you what that means precisely, but generally, I know that doing upgrades on laptops from HDDs to SSDs can be a bit dodgy as the motherboard must support it.