• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love these drives

    • Written by Lisa B from San Rafael

    I have bought four of these drives and never had problem. I read the other reviews and... come on. "the edges are too sharp!?"

    I have traveled with these drives several times as their size is perfect for carrying a whole video project while on the move.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Cable

    • Written by Rainer B from Scottsdale

    The USB-C to USB-A cable is broken right out the box.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Piece of Garbage

    • Written by Shane K from Calgary

    Worked for 5 minutes. It won't even be recognized by any recovery or disk utility. Read the reviews - this drive is a piece of garbage.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful design, deceptive transfer rate

    • Written by Will T from vero beach

    This is a Seagate hard drive with the LaCie brand on it, it indicated on the back of the hard drive itself because Seagate brought LaCie.

    Beautiful design that very similar to Apple's anodizing. Although the extremely sharp edges give stunning glare, but it also very easy to scratch other surface and it does not have the non-slip mat, which also makes the hard drive inconvenience and vulnerable. It needs to install a software before you use it the first time (included), which is a software that helps you format to one or two hard disk partition to either or both FAT32 (for Mac, Windows, and Linux) or NTFS (Windows). The transmission rate is at an average of 102MB/s for my 7200RPM sata3 desktop hard drive. In addition, the warranty isn't accurate, which I emailed to LaCie with a proof of purchase, it responded me within 12 hours and fix the warranty date, I guess that was pretty good customer service.

    There aren't many options of USB 3.1 Type-C mobile hard drive in the market yet. Just for the information, the USB3.1 and Type-C are two different things, the USB3.1 is a type of transmission technology and Type-C is a type of socket introduced with 3.1. Officially, the USB Type-C is part of USB 3.1 generation, however, some brands tend to play tricks on words, which those come with the both Type-C socket but with USB2.0 or USB3.0 transmission technology, in that case, the transmission rate would not be any higher than USB2.0 or USB3.0.

    59 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as a disk, but has very sharp edges: bad design by Porsche

    • Written by Harold T from SWANSEA

    It is fine and works nicely as a disk with my new Macbook pro

    It's light, so I thought ideal for travel ....


    it has very sharp edges.

    I had to rub them down (with silicon carbide sand paper) so it won't scratch and damage everything on my travels.

    Porsche need to get out a bit and visit the real world where their products are actually used, or they need to manage quality control if it wasn't actually designed to have such sharp edges. It looks nice, but is completely unsuitable for anything other than desk use unless you want to get out the sandpaper. (Put tape over the USB port.)

    37 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB-C-USB-3.0 cable seems to have broken both my MacBook Pro USB 3.0 ports

    • Written by Steven B from Westfield

    I have MacBook Pro mid-2012 with two USB 3.0 ports. These ports worked fine until I started using this hard drive with the USB-3.0 to USB-C converter cable. Then the USB ports broke one after the other. By "broke" I mean the USB male "plug" no longer fits all the way into the (female) port. This includes other USB cables which I have been using for years - none of them work now.

    I am very, very careful inserting and removing USB cables, and have had no problem for many years, until I started using this hard drive. This new cable is the only change. I cannot prove a cause-effect here, but breaking TWO USB ports within one month of each other, after starting to use this hard drive, is certainly suspicious.

    So I am assuming the cable is the cause, and am giving one star.

    63 of 102 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Computer Won't Recognize

    • Written by Alejandro M from Bronx

    It a lovely design, however, I don't know what is the main problem that when I plug it in to my iMac, it would not read it and it just starts making beeping noises. Then it detects it but can't work with it.

    32 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice revised slimline design; miss the "power on" light though

    • Written by Shane W from Oklahoma City

    I recently received my redesigned LaCie Porsche Mobile drive and here is my experience.

    Set up assistant was very easy to follow
    Like the slimmer design and color
    Miss the “power on” light that was on the older models that signaled the device was connected
    SN is very hard to read on the back of the drive. Was only able to get it from the box for the product registration process
    Usage of the included back up software tools was very intuitive and I had no issues selecting the areas that I wanted to back up. The actual back up process was quicker than expected.

    Overall, definitely recommend it as a nicely designed product to help expand your storage needs. Only request would be to look at adding back the "power on" light in the next generation and also to see about making it easier to read the SN on the back of the drive.

    117 of 134 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by W W from Oklahoma City

    Really like the revised slimline design of the product and also like the fact that it comes in the color of the Gold MacBook. Would like to see a Space Grey version to go with that version of the MacBook as well.

    45 of 75 people found this useful