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.
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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: 9000461
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053009687
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
Great design and performance
The drive worked right away through USB3, on my Mac, including Time Machine backup, and Eco mode. I love the space, the speed, and The drive worked right away through USB3, on my Mac, including Time Machine backup, and Eco mode. I love the space, the speed, and the looks of this drive. And the 10 GB of cloud storage that comes with it is a great extra that gives me capabilities (like sharing files while I'm on the road) without the additional cost. …
- Written by Teige H
180 of 186 people found this useful
Excellent Hard drive
This drive is just about perfect for me. It's the right size, both externally - small enough to fit into a small pocket of my lapt This drive is just about perfect for me. It's the right size, both externally - small enough to fit into a small pocket of my laptop case and storage-wise. I'm loving the look as well. Probably the best feature, though, is the USB 3 speed - backups are taking a fraction of the time they used to and transferring data is so easy now.. …
- Written by Easton G
128 of 130 people found this useful
IMPRESSIVE SLEEK DESIGN & ENGINEERING
WOW - this mobile drive is an elegant piece of engineering. The LaCie Porsche Design have created a very stylish, neat, fast & com WOW - this mobile drive is an elegant piece of engineering. The LaCie Porsche Design have created a very stylish, neat, fast & compact mobile drive.
It is housed in a clean matt steel case that feels robust & tough.
A beautiful discreet led white light illuminates on one corner indicating that the drive is operating & connected, it only comes on when it is functioning.
The USB 3 connection is very fast & I am using this 2TB drive to store my movies , u-tube presentations & my I-TUNES music files.
The drive comes pre-loaded with MAC combatible software & it is ready to go as soon as you plug it in to your computer.
I highly recommend this portable drive you will be impressed when you see it for the first time & start using it .
Sadly LaCie missed an opportunity to continue with the style & design of this product by not providing an elegant storage case to put the drive in when it is not in use & for carrying it safetly in your back pack or briefcase, a minor irratation that is an easy fix. ENJOY …
- Written by Andrew S from MAIN BEACH QLD
18 of 19 people found this useful
This is my second LaCie Porsche Design drive, I've owned the USB 2 and the USB 3 models, naturally attracted to them for their des This is my second LaCie Porsche Design drive, I've owned the USB 2 and the USB 3 models, naturally attracted to them for their design. However, I have had terrible experiences with both drives. Specifically with mounting issues. Luckily for me, LaCie has been flexible with warranty repairs. However, if you are looking for a mobile backup, go with the Rugged design, sacrifice looks for functionality. I use both, Mac Mini and Dell. …
- Written by Luis P from Santa Barbara
very nice design.....
Super fast and very nice design... very solid.... love it so much.....
- Written by Aung Thu M from Singapore
2 of 2 people found this useful
LaCie Porsche 2TB Design P"9223
This manufactured hard drive is designed very well. The aluminium casing acts as a hard-case protector to your data if any acciden This manufactured hard drive is designed very well. The aluminium casing acts as a hard-case protector to your data if any accidents occur. It takes much longer for your device to over-heat and the installations to formatting the drive are succinctly explained. It is a slightly heavier device due to the aluminium coating, but despite that, I highly recommend this device. …
- Written by Amber L from Forest hill
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
is there anything special to do when unhooking it??
- Asked by Edna W from Akron
As with the answer from the first responder, ANY eternal device must be removed from the desktop by As with the answer from the first responder, ANY eternal device must be removed from the desktop by putting its icon in the Trash before you disconnect it. Not doing this will start with an annoying "you didn't disconnect properly" message, but it can get worse. If your system is performing one of its periodic checks on all external devices, you can do data damage to the directory.
In other words, just Trash it first, each time. …
- Answered by Thomas H from West Linn
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
can this drive be used for time machine and as an regular external drive at the same time?
- Asked by Tanya J from Lake City
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 …
- Answered by Lyric K from Junction City
Does this drive emit sound in terms of a fan noise? And if so, is noticeable or negligible?
- Asked by Frank A from Germantown
It does not emit any sounds, as best I can tell, even with my ear close to the enclosure.
- Answered by Carl I from Pebble Beach