LaCie 1TB Porsche Design Portable Hard Drive - USB 3.0

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  • 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

    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

    Mfr. Part Number: 9000293

    UPC or EAN No.: 763649075630

    Warranty

    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. Benefits under the manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law.

    Manufacturer Note

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

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    • 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

      14 of 16 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Suddenly stopped working

    • 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

      8 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent... when it works

      I've had this product for some time now and for the most part it's great, it allows you to create a partition that you can use to connect to windows devices and I've had this product for some time now and for the most part it's great, it allows you to create a partition that you can use to connect to windows devices and it looks really good and professional. However, I have encountered quite a serious issue which is that even if you are extremely careful and safely remove the disk overtime, for some unknown reason (to me anyway) the disk will not mount. For those not in the know, that basically means, your computer will not recognise the disk and therefore not be able to read it. My macbook (and every other device in my house that I can connect it to (windows PCs, TVs, other MacBooks of varying ages) can read the share partition but not the main partition. I have tried using disk utility which says that I need to repair the device and then it says that it cannot be repaired and I must restore it. The first time this happened, I somehow managed to fix it through pure luck (I think I connected it into my TV) without restoring it but this time I am having no such luck. I am writing this review whilst I try and figure out how to fix the device as it has just happened for the second time and of course, I am reluctant to wipe the disk as I cannot retrieve any files from it currently.

      • Written by Jack J from Ayr

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent... when it works

    • 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

      8 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible

    • 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

      14 of 16 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Suddenly stopped working

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      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 going strong) has been retired to 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

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?New iMac new backup drive.

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