Is there any reason that anyone should have a problem using one of the original M.2 SSDs (Hynix 128GB, I believe) that came in my Predator 17 laptop when I bought it?
I took them both out, after booting the laptop to just once to make sure it was functioning, and replaced them with two 1GB each SSDs. I sold one on eBay last year, and never had any complaint from the buyer. A person in France just bought the other one, last month. He must've received it a few days ago, because I got a message from him complaining about what type of drive it was (saying something about "HS cyclic redundancy" - whatever THAT is), and that it wasn't brand-new, and was shipped in a Samsung box.
I was completely honest in my eBay listing; stating they came in a brand-new laptop, and were removed after it was booted up just once. I explained because of that, even though for all intents & purposes, they were essentially new, but couldn't be sold that way. I also said it was shipped in a Samsung box because that's all I had to protect it - I asked him, "What; do you think Acer ships an empty box with them, for when I decide to sell the SSDs?! " He wants the $40 he paid for them refunded. I told him I'm not refunding his money, because my listing was completely honest. On top of that, it cost me almost half of what he paid me for it, to ship it to him in France!
I get a message back from him today saying "Your M.2 drive is simply out of order (his words). It's impossible to initialize a partition, or write anything to it."
Is he right, or does he not know what he's talking about?