I tried to use the USB-SATA adapter to initialize my new Samsung 830 (256GB) SSD last night and I think something went wrong. The Dell laptop I used to initialize it won't recognize the SSD when I plug it in to any of the three USB ports (two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0) any more.
I want to "UN-initialize" it (make it like it was when it was brand new from the factory) and start over. After I get it "back to stock", I will want to just plug it in to my laptop and use a new Windows 7 CD (that I'm going to buy) to install Win7 on it fresh and re-install all of my software. (All of my data is backed up to the cloud - between Google Drive, DropBox, and Box - so, I'll pull that down after I get all the software installed.)
If you really want to reset the Samsung 830 back to factory condition, install the Samsung Magician Applet from the CD, or download it from their website, with the 830 attached to the same computer, and choose Secure Erase. Now you are back to square 1.