LaCie 4TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive
LaCie 4TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive
Accelerate your backup with USB 3.0
The LaCie P'9233 desktop hard drive's USB 3.0 interface lets you transfer files faster than ever before. With speeds up to 5 Gbit/s you can move a 700MB file in just under seven seconds. Quickly back up your photos, exchange audio and video files with friends, or make sure that your important files are kept safe.
Designed for your Mac
Created especially for Mac computers, the P'9233 features a stylish, sophisticated aluminum finish that matches your new MacBook. It's also Time Machine compatible for seamless backups using built-in Mac software.
Porsche Design form, LaCie function
With the P'9233, Porsche Design and LaCie have produced an exclusive and timeless shape that's built to last. There's 5mm of solid aluminum casing surrounding the disk inside—for truly solid data protection. Use it anywhere with confidence that you're getting peak performance.
- 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 unauthorized access
- Simple, user-friendly data backup with Backup Assistant
- Easy cross-platform formatting utility
Did you notice?Solid aluminum casing surrounds the disk to keep your data safe.
Apple Recommends ForSophisticated desktop storage specially designed to match your MacBook.
What's in the Box?
- LaCie Porsche Design P’9233 desktop drive
- USB 3.0 cable (compatible with USB 2.0)
- Quick Install Guide
- Complete software suite: 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: External power supply
- Height: 1.5 in./3.8 cm
- Width: 4.7 in./12 cm
- Weight: 2.2 lb./1 kg
- Length: 7.5 in./19 cm
- 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: 9000385
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053007355
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: Two-year limited
- USB 3.0 speeds are only available on devices that support USB 3.0 interfaces
Ratings & Reviews
This drive makes my work much easier by relieving me of having to worry about available disk space (I need a lot of space for back This drive makes my work much easier by relieving me of having to worry about available disk space (I need a lot of space for backing up my work archives) and letting me set up encryption for sensitive work files. Excellent speeds, quiet operation, good looks, and solid feel don't hurt, either! …
- Written by Kyle C
62 of 67 people found this useful
I'm sure it's a good HD, but....
Just received my new LaCie HD today, and am quite impressed by it's sleek design. The software that came with it made setup a bree Just received my new LaCie HD today, and am quite impressed by it's sleek design. The software that came with it made setup a breeze, and although it's somewhat noisier than my Seagate 3TB Thunderbolt HD, it seems to be a good, solid drive, much like the previous LaCie HD I had.
However, there is a major design flaw with the drive, in that the light on the front of the unit is ridiculously huge. I have this particular drive attached to the my Mac Mini I have connected to my HDTV. Both units sit below the TV, and when I dim the lights to watch a movie, the LaCie indicator light is absolutely blinding. Then, when the drive starts to read or write, the flashing of the indicator light is impossible to sit in front of. I have covered most of the light with a small piece of tape, which doesn't look so hot, given that LaCie seems to be so proud of their Porche design concept. But it works and so long as covering that ridiculous light with tape doesn't void the warranty. …
- Written by Jim V from Stettler
71 of 92 people found this useful
I've only recently moved to Mac after years wrestling with Windows machines. After losing all my files to a Windows virus I was pr I've only recently moved to Mac after years wrestling with Windows machines. After losing all my files to a Windows virus I was pretty keen to back up my computer regularly. This drive is great, I just plug it in and it backs up my Mac automatically. …
- Written by Brianna W
44 of 48 people found this useful
The worst hard drive I have ever bought
Wanted to buy a cheaper hard drive that is sufficient for my work. This one looked good and initially worked well for couple of mo Wanted to buy a cheaper hard drive that is sufficient for my work. This one looked good and initially worked well for couple of months but then stopped working completely. Same happened with another LaCie Porsche drive with my friend. If you want to buy a hard drive in this price range there are lot better options out there. Stay away. …
- Written by Surajeet G
8 of 10 people found this useful
Excellent Backup Device
Just because a unit is "desktop" sized doesn't reduce the need for security, if anything, it increases it. So the ability to encry Just because a unit is "desktop" sized doesn't reduce the need for security, if anything, it increases it. So the ability to encrypt groups of files using the included software is a big plus as far as I'm concerned. And the ability to share files via the free cloud storage is pretty good, too! I would buy it again. …
- Written by Denis B
2 of 2 people found this useful
GREAT HARD DRIVE
SIMPLE! & FAST!
WHAT DO YOU NEED MORE?
- Written by HEONG WON K from Rocky Mountain House
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can these drives be used with SoftRAID?
- Asked by Alvin C from Halifax
Yes, you will be able to use this in soft RAID. The concern you will have with that setup would be t Yes, you will be able to use this in soft RAID. The concern you will have with that setup would be that if one drive unplugs you can run into potential data corruption. For what you are looking for, I would go with a 2-bay Lacie solution. I have not looked up the specifics on soft RAIDing usb hard drives. But to help against corruption, format the drives to HFS+ journaled. This is the Mac standard anyways. …
- Answered by Nathan F from Valparaiso
Can this LaCie 2TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive be used to back up 2009 MacBook Pro with Mountain lion
- Asked by Madeleine D from Derry
Can two computers share the same external hard drive?
- Asked by Kenneth S from Darlinghursst
Yes and no. You can NOT plug one hard drive directly into 2 computers. It will only be usable by whi Yes and no. You can NOT plug one hard drive directly into 2 computers. It will only be usable by whichever computer connected to it first, the other computer will be ignored. However, if you set up the first computer as a server you can access the same drive from multiple computers. Connect the hard drive to a Mac and go to your system preferences. Under "Sharing" in the Internet and Wireless row. In the first box (Shared Folders:" click the plus at the bottom left and select the hard drive you want to share. When you have selected it, you can click on the hard drive in the System Preferences window to change your privacy settings by setting Users who can access it. If you are setting it up at home I'd set Everyone to Read & Write. On the second Mac, open a Finder window and click "Go" then "Connect to Server" then, in the window that appears, "Browse". Click on the Mac the hard drive is connected to and you should be able to access it as if the hard drive were plugged into the second Mac.
It will work over Wi-Fi, but you really should have your Mac's connected by an Ethernet cable. It is MUCH faster and more reliable and the cables are very inexpensive. …
- Answered by Judy P from San Marcos
I'm currently using a MacPro 3.2 GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon 6GB. OZ X 10.9-What is the best desktop hard drive to use. My last desktop was an Iomega2b
- Asked by Milton L from Los Angeles
I recommend for your consideration a Lacie external hard drive. They are built to last, and last. I' I recommend for your consideration a Lacie external hard drive. They are built to last, and last. I've had one since 2006 and had only one issue: replace the external adapter for twenty-five dollars. I have another one that I purchased 2yrs., 2 mo. ago and it's still doing very well. Both drives are 1TB external ones.
The cpus that I have connected them to: 1. An 800mhz iMac 15in flat panel. 2. A G4 Powermac 867mhz. 3. Currently, a mac mini, 2.6Ghz quad core i7.
- Answered by Dennis E from Taylor
Can this drive be formatted so that it (or a partition) is bootable with Mountain Lion.
- Asked by Dale G from Liberty
Yes. Just ensure that the partition you want to boot from is set up as a GUID partition and you're g Yes. Just ensure that the partition you want to boot from is set up as a GUID partition and you're good to go …
- Answered by Gary W
can this be connected to my time machine and run wirelessly
- Asked by Alan J from Hereford
Instructions for Wireless Time Machine setup:
You need to:
1. Have an Airport Extreme Base Instructions for Wireless Time Machine setup:
You need to:
1. Have an Airport Extreme Base Station connected as part of your home network (read above);
2. Plug the LaCie drive into the USB port on the Airport Extreme;
3. Use 'Airport Utility' application to set up the LaCie unit as a shared drive;
4. Back in the Finder, select your Airport Extreme in the sidebar of a folder window to mount the LaCie (network) drive;
5. In System Settings / Time Machine, select the LaCie (network) drive as one of your back-up drives;
6. Repeat items 4 and 5 above on your other Macs and they will all utilize the same LaCie drive as Time Machine volume.
[This works reasonably well but is much slower than directly connected Time Machine drives (via FireWire or USB2/USB3, etc. The initial full back-up of each machine may therefore take several hours but after that it's not so noticeable.]
The drive can be partitioned, however that does not mean that it can be simultaneous connected to multiple machines (via USB) other than as a network share, as outlined above. Windows 7 should also be able to the available network shared disk, but I'm not certain how well this would work.
(I didn't write these instructions originally; I copied and pasted them from the web, but they work.) …
- Answered by John G from Bend