LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drives are designed especially for Mac computers, and features a stylish, sophisticated aluminium finish that matches your new Mac.
- Built for Speed up to 100MB/s
- Solid Aluminium Casing
- Designed for Mac
Did you notice?The USB 3.0 interface provides transfer speeds of up to 5Gb/s.
Apple Recommends ForSpeed and Mobility
What's in the Box?
- LaCie Porsche Design P'9223 Mobile Drive
- USB3.0 cable (compatible with USB2.0)
- Quick Install Guide
- Complete Software Suite (Preloaded): LaCie Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Eco Mode, Wuala
- Other Features: Data Encryption, Sleep Mode, Time Machine compatible
- Connections: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source: Bus Powered
- Height: 15mm / 0.6in
- Width: 77mm / 3in
- Weight: 240g / 8.5oz.
- Length: 130mm / 5.1in
- OS X 10.5 or later
- USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
- Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
- USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000293
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053003265
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
- USB 3.0 speeds are only available on devices that support USB 3.0 interfaces
Ratings & Reviews
Couldn't be happier..
I needed storage for my media and iTunes library, and this drive fitted the bill. It's large and fast, but most importantly for me I needed storage for my media and iTunes library, and this drive fitted the bill. It's large and fast, but most importantly for me it looks great. I'm a real fan of brushed aluminium look. It's also quiet, doesn't buzz or make annoying sounds and it doesn't overheat even after several hours of continuous work. …
- Written by Gary G
325 of 344 people found this useful
I purchased mine about a year or so ago and it worked fine in the beginning but now my Macbook Pro does not read the drive when I I purchased mine about a year or so ago and it worked fine in the beginning but now my Macbook Pro does not read the drive when I plug it into the USB port. The drive is whirling away as though it was working but nothing! Have to purchase a new drive to perform backups on and not really happy. …
- Written by Vivek S from Lansing
336 of 408 people found this useful
Really nice clean look matches any macbook beautifully. Functions as it should transfer rate is very high. I would highly recommen Really nice clean look matches any macbook beautifully. Functions as it should transfer rate is very high. I would highly recommend this product …
- Written by Julian P from Vancouver
211 of 237 people found this useful
New iMac new backup drive.
I bought the LaCie 1TB P9223 as backup for my new iMac 21.5 (OSX Yosemite 10.10.4). My older iMac (2007 – OSX Tiger and still goin I bought the LaCie 1TB P9223 as backup for my new iMac 21.5 (OSX Yosemite 10.10.4). My older iMac (2007 – OSX Tiger and still going strong) has been retired to the bedroom. I have a LaCie backup drive also for the older iMac and it has worked perfectly for nearly eight years. It was used to transfer all my files to the new iMac, as the Migration Assistant is not compatible with OSX 10.4.
The LaCie P9223 arrived the next day after ordering from the Apple Store and was easy to install, but I could not register it as requested by the LaCie Setup Assistant and was informed of a ‘server error – please try again later’. I then registered it separately online with the LaCie website.
It is externally robust in its aluminium casing and sits well above the Apple SuperDrive on the foot of the iMac. When requested by the LaCie Setup Assistant, I opted for 100% partitioning for Mac. This is simply achieved by dragging the slider displayed in the Setup Assistant all the way to the left to illuminate the default partition and clicking OK. When the prompt to choose the Apple Time Machine for backup was displayed I selected OK and Time Machine started the first backup. I took 35 minutes for around 90 GB. Thereafter, Time Machine has been backing up so far without a problem.
I have not impaled myself on the ‘sharp corners’ of the casing as mentioned by some reviewers, but as I don’t need mobility – using it exclusively for the iMac –this is not a problem, although I see what they mean. I have no horror stories to relate, and if the reliability of my previous LaCie drive is equaled by the P9223 I will have none. …
- Written by Giles E from Aberystwyth
Purchased the 3TB version and it works well with the late 2013 iMac 27 inch running latest Yosemite OS (10.10.3). Styling fits wi Purchased the 3TB version and it works well with the late 2013 iMac 27 inch running latest Yosemite OS (10.10.3). Styling fits with the all aluminium finish. Quiet and super fast usb 3 performance. Partitioned 1TB for Time Machine and silently works away in the background with no issues. Top piece of kit for price. …
- Written by Ker W from Edinburgh
Failed When I Needed It
I am not good with constantly backing up my computer, so when I lost my internal hard drive I figured I could plug in this drive, I am not good with constantly backing up my computer, so when I lost my internal hard drive I figured I could plug in this drive, and use the most recent backup, only to find the drive didn't work. I've plugged it into 6 different computers, both PC and Mac, and the drive never shows up, meaning its dead. I would not recommend this product, I only used it a handful of times, it failed completely when I needed it, and of course its barely out of the warranty, so now I'm back to buy a different hard drive. Definitely not anything by LaCie though. …
- Written by Cole M from Wheat Ridge
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can you see the data you have backed up.
- Asked by Steve W from Texarkana
No answers yet
how do I install my porsche external hard drive and make time machine recognize it?
- Asked by Bruce F from Newbury Park
Is it quiet? Silent?
- Asked by Iain H
I have the 500GB model and I have not heard it, thus I assume it's silent. The caveat: according to I have the 500GB model and I have not heard it, thus I assume it's silent. The caveat: according to my wife, I don't hear her so well (lol). If there is any sound, it's got to be minimal. I have never appreciated that it was performing back-ups other than by seeing the white light flickering. …
- Answered by Carl I from Pebble Beach
can i daisy chain the drive
- Asked by Jim F
No. USB drives cannot be daisy chained.
Instead, you use the other USB ports or a USB hub to add No. USB drives cannot be daisy chained.
Instead, you use the other USB ports or a USB hub to add additional devices. …
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
How can I tell if my Porsche LaCie hard drive is working?
- Asked by Gerald G from New York
There is a white indicator light on the front of the hard drive. It lights up when it's powered and There is a white indicator light on the front of the hard drive. It lights up when it's powered and connected to a device, and flashes when data is being accessed/written to the HD. …
- Answered by Joe B from Troy
what is the speed of the disk in rpm ? or is it SSD?
- Asked by Thomas P from Nyc
Took some searching but looks like it's 5400 rpm which makes sense in terms of price-point.
- Answered by Hakim S from San Franciscoi