• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Been through 2 LaCie P'9223's in one month!

    • Written by from Bethesda

    My first LaCie P'9223 only lasted for seconds before it failed. Within a few hours I was back at the Apple Store to return the drive for another - figuring I just got a lemon. The seond P'9223 lasted about a month before it too suffered a mechanical failure. The drive is now back at LaCie who is trying to recover the data off the drive. They do not cover this in their warranty - and it can cost upwards of $1200 for data recovery. A third LaCie is on its way to me for free from the company (per the warranty), but I will not use it for any data that I can't live without.

    68 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid LaCie at all costs

    • Written by from seattle

    I have had this drive for less than a month and it completely crashed. I bought it to store some photos on my lightroom catalog during a trip to Hawaii. After transferring the data onto the drive, the disk unmounted from my machine and can no longer be found. I've tried plugging it into different computers with no luck. It just makes a beeping noise. I went through all of the customer support steps with LaCie and they told me that I would have to PAY money to have it fixed. Customer support is terrible and the drives are cheap.

    Avoid this company at all costs if you care about your data.

    65 of 82 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Etobicoke

    Had this hard drive for 4 months before it burnt out and left me hanging. Luckily I had an older hard drive running additional backups or I'd be lost. I also dislike how the cable connection is on the side close to the front of the drive as opposed to the back as you find with most other portable hard drives. This makes it hard to store/stack with other hard drives and you've got a loose cable sticking out the side.

    57 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great; won't last

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Bought two of these drives—first one some 15 months ago; the second one a little over a year ago. They have received less than average use during this time. The first drive no longer mounts--tried it on my MBP 17 (early 2011), MBP Retina (spring 2013), and MBAir (fall 2013)--and is no longer recognized by Disk Utility (luckily I do weekly ups of all my external drives). Contacted LaCie support, and they first questioned that anything is wrong with the drive; after some back and forth they offered to replace it with a "refurbished" drive. I would have preferred a new drive, so I declined. The second drive is showing early signs of wear (based on DriveDX report and test), so I'm not holding my breath that this one will last much longer. Using G-Technology drives going forward (which in my office have proven to have better shelf-life than these LaCie drives).

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable Technology

    • Written by from Browntown

    This mobile hard drive has been problematic from the start, and now it is no longer recognized by my Mac. I have to purchase a new external hard drive and hope that nothing happens to my laptop in the meantime because I will have to back up everything on the laptop again.. Apple needs to rethink selling this product.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not live up to the standards of the brand

    • Written by from Montreal

    Porsche is known for great design, while the design is pretty nifty; the unit is way too loud. This is the backup for my studio. It is the most audible item on my desk. It defeats the purpose of having a noise free computer. LaCie is studio grade quality, but this is just pathetic. I am appalled by this unit. The noise interferes with the mixing process.

    This drive is fit for the pit.

    C'mon LaCie, get it together!!

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Near-Disaster

    • Written by from San Jose

    I bought this external hard drive and relied on it, faithfully backing up my computer often. I had confidence that, should anything happen to my computer, at least I had the data backed up. Not so. Two days ago, I spilled a bit of liquid on my keyboard and had to replace my computer. This is bad enough, but when it came time to transfer the data from my LaCie, I was told that the data would not transfer because the LaCie had been "corrupted"! I brought my old, liquid damaged computer back to the Apple store and prayed that the hard drive was still functional. Thank God, they were able to transfer my data directly from my old hard drive to the new computer. If this had not been the case, I would have lost all my data! I will never use the Lacie product again! I will now use both a G-Drive and a Seagate Slim, backing up my computer routinely on both. Redundancy is key when protecting precious data!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible horrible horrible device

    • Written by from Knoxville

    From day one this drive never worked with Time Machine. Constant messages about "improper ejection" and not "mounting." Backups failed more than not and every time I logged in I had to plug and unplug and replug. What a horrible, horrible, horrible device.

    15 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable. Poor support

    • Written by from Airdrie

    After almost a year I no longer was able to mount my 1TB Porsche external drive. After seeking help from Apple, LaCie, and online forums I was not able to fix whatever the problem was and lost all my data. The same thing happened with the 4TB Porsche external drive approximately 8 months after I purchased it. I lost months worth of work organizing my media library and adding all the metadata. This is the last LaCie product I am going to purchase.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, but frustrating

    • Written by from Toronto

    I love the product, but it simply doesn't work...

    although the cable is plugged in correctly it sporadically disconnects causing issues to my photo library causing me to repair the library and delays me from editing, adding or email my pictures while iPhoto repairs the library. the cable seems like the issue but it could be the connector in the hard drive. either way when i need it, it doesn't work. I would not recommend this product to my enemies.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from East orange

    It looks really nice, started having problems from time to time that it wasn't recognized by my air book once it was plugged in. If I deleted a 1GB file, I didn't gain 1GB in memory on the drive. So now (16 months after my purchase) I have no memory left on the drive even though I've deleted most files.
    Now I know to stay with the companies that specialize in storage / computer accessories - even though their products may not be as pretty as the others.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed When I Needed It

    • Written by from Wheat Ridge

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sharp corners, worked for less than one year

    • Written by from Corvallis

    I should have known that I shouldn't trust any company who would design a device with such sharp corners that it literally pains me to touch it.

    I purchased this hard drive about a year ago for Time Machine backups and personal files storage. Last week, I did a Time Machine backup - worked fine, no issues. This week I plug in the drive and it is not reading on my Mac. The drive whirrs and lights up, buzzing away like normal but no response. I've tried different computers, no luck. I am extremely angry at this machine and now I will probably never be able to access my personal files again. Thanks a lot, La Cie.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working at all

    • Written by from Rio de Janeiro

    After 1 or 2 years this product was self disconnecting from my MacBookPro, saying that i had to eject the drive before disconnect. But I did nothing. It happened twice, losing all the work on iMovies. Now I connect and the MacBookPro does dot recognize it! The white light that should be blinking is now continuous and soft. After reading some reviews I see that I`m not the only one. It`s sad, because I bought in Brazil and I paid more than US$400,00 at the time with all the taxes!

    2 of 4 people found this useful