Originally Posted by twerk
I'm not so sure on that. I would imagine it would be fine because the hardware is the same but I can't say for certain. I wouldn't want to say yes and then you brick the drive.
Originally Posted by Palorim12
You can't replace FW. Samsung's FW updates knows the difference between retail drives and OEM drives.
I guess that would explain why the HP branded versions are typically a good bit cheaper than the standard Samsung versions. I'll probably just pay a bit more for a standard model then, as it sounds like there are some unknowns / the 3rd party branded versions could be more trouble than they're worth.
Anyway, thanks again for the info.