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: 9000293
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053003265
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
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 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
307 of 325 people found this useful
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 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
317 of 388 people found this useful
Really nice clean look matches any macbook beautifully. Functions as it should transfer rate is very high. I would highly recommen 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
203 of 228 people found this useful
Great until it crashed!
Bought this hard drive on recommendation from the Apple store staff to go with my macbook air 18 months ago.
Was going great unti Bought this hard drive on recommendation from the Apple store staff to go with my macbook air 18 months ago.
Was going great until it crashed. My computer no longer recognises the drive when its plugged in and I can't even wipe the drive to start again! The tech support at LaCie is rubbish also! Will be looking for a different product from now on. …
- Written by Jenna T from Adelaide
Cool, but frustrating
I love the product, but it simply doesn't work...
although the cable is plugged in correctly it sporadically disconnects causin 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. …
- Written by Matthew A from Toronto
1 of 2 people found this useful
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 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
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