LaCie 1TB Porsche Design Portable Hard Drive - USB 3.0

  • Overview

    The LaCie Porsche Design portable hard drive is not simply a data storage device - it's a collaboration between a world-renowned design firm and LaCie. The resulting drive combines speed, design and technology for superb performance. It offers a USB 3.0 interface for speeds up to 5 Gbit/s, along with a durable, sleek aluminium finish that looks great alongside your Mac.

    Accelerate your backup with USB 3.0

    The LaCie portable hard drive's USB 3.0 interface lets you transfer files faster than ever before. With speeds up to 5 Gbit/s you can rapidly back up your photos, exchange audio and video files with your friends or make sure that your important files are kept safe.

    Designed for your Mac

    Created especially for Mac computers, the P'9223 features a stylish, sophisticated aluminium finish that matches your MacBook. It's also Time Machine compatible for seamless backups using built-in Mac software.

    Porsche Design form, LaCie function

    Porsche Design and LaCie have produced an exclusive and timeless shape. There's 3mm of solid aluminium casing surrounding the disk inside - for truly solid data protection. Use it anywhere with confidence that you're getting peak performance.

    Highlights

    Designed for Mac

    Time Machine compatible

    USB 3.0 connectivity for significantly faster file transfers or backups

    LaCie Private/Public protects against loss, theft or unauthorised access

    Simple, user-friendly data backup with Backup Assistant

    Easy cross-platform formatting utility

    Did you notice?

    Solid aluminium casing surrounds the disk to keep your data safe.

    Apple Recommends For

    Sophisticated portable storage specially designed to match your MacBook.

    What’s in the Box?

    LaCie Porsche Design portable mobile drive

    USB 3.0 cable (compatible with USB 2.0)

    Quick Install Guide

    Complete software suite: LaCie Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Eco Mode, Wuala

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Data Encryption, Sleep Mode, Time Machine compatible

    Connections: USB 2, USB 3

    Power Source: Bus Powered

    Height: 1.5 cm/0.6 in.

    Length: 13 cm/5.1 in.

    Width: 7.7 cm/3 in.

    Weight: 240 g

    System Requirements

    Requirements Operating System: OS X 10.5 or later, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

    Connection: USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 763649075630

    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.

    Manufacturer Note

    USB 3.0 speeds are only available on devices that support USB 3.0 interfaces

  • 4.0 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      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 it looks great. I'm a real fa 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 from null

      369 of 390 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Couldn't be happier..

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Vick

      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. Th 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

      343 of 417 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Vick

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great product

      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

      229 of 257 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great product

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible

      There's not much I need from a hard drive but this doesn't match. It consistently unplugs itself, if I move it even a tiny bit then no chance, quite often even There's not much I need from a hard drive but this doesn't match. It consistently unplugs itself, if I move it even a tiny bit then no chance, quite often even when it's stationary, I'll come back and find an unexpectedly ejected message. Portable? It's not even good enough to stay still let alone move. Useless, very very disappointed.

      • Written by Steven T from Birmingham

      2 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Works well, Beautiful product, Would look into others before purchasing.

      Pros: - Faster than normal Hard drives. - Beautiful Design - Solid construction Cons: - Should have just gotten Solid State Drive (faster). - I get they Pros: - Faster than normal Hard drives. - Beautiful Design - Solid construction Cons: - Should have just gotten Solid State Drive (faster). - I get they were going for a sharp design, but edges should be dulled in my opinion. Too sharp. - Comes with stylish rubber feet that come off immediately, stupid decision on whoever proceeded with this design.

      • Written by Eric S from Kleinburg

      6 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works well, Beautiful product, Would look into others before purchasing.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Suddenly stopped working

      I bought this a year and a half ago. It had been working fine, but then suddenly my laptop has stopped recognising it and I have been unable to get any of my da I bought this a year and a half ago. It had been working fine, but then suddenly my laptop has stopped recognising it and I have been unable to get any of my data off it since. I have looked into this issue and found that it is a very common problem with these hard drives and no one seems to be offering any help or advice on how to sort this.

      • Written by victoria c from Flint mountain

      8 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Suddenly stopped working

  • Answers from the community

    • Is this drive loud?
      • Asked by Zach W from Centennial
      • on 9/12/2015

      Answer

      No not at all. If you put your ear to it, then you can hear the hard drive spinning. Its about as qu No not at all. If you put your ear to it, then you can hear the hard drive spinning. Its about as quiet as a MacBook Pro hard drive. Its absolutely superb. I've had one for 2.5 years now!

      • Written by Paul W from HULL
      • on 27/07/2016
    • Best Answer:

      Yes you can do so by partitioning the hard drive to setup a select amount for Time Machine and a sel Yes you can do so by partitioning the hard drive to setup a select amount for Time Machine and a select amount for personal use like photos, docs and whatever else you'd like to use it for. You can find youtube videos which will explain the process of how to partition the drive and set the drive up for Time Machine and a personal storage device. I myself recently purchased (2) 1TB hard drives and I use one for Time Machine and the other for personal use. Please note that time machine writes itself basically overtime you will hookup the external hard drive which does not take long and it will run in the backgroud without affecting your computer performance at all. But it is recommended that you have at least 3 to 4 times the amount of space on the hard drive or the partition section for Time Machine. This is basically so that you have plenty of history to come back to if need be. Time Machine will write over itself once it becomes full so if there is not much room than your backup may only be a couple months worth compared to having 6 months to a year or whatever. My internal hard drive or SSD is 256 and I bought a 1TB for just my 256. If you choose to use this 1TB Lacie hard drive for Time Machine and personal use than I would partition at least 750GB of the 1TB for Time Machine. Hope this helps

      • Written by Lyric K from Junction City
      • on 20/08/2016
    • is the manual available in German ?
      • Asked by Walter S from Lindau
      • on 10/12/2015