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
- 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. For details, click here.
- USB 3.0 speeds are only available on devices that support USB 3.0 interfaces
Ratings & Reviews
Does exactly what I want
I needed a secure and reliable drive for backup. I bought this one and I'm very happy with it. The design is excellent and the dri I needed a secure and reliable drive for backup. I bought this one and I'm very happy with it. The design is excellent and the drive works very well. It's quiet and fast. It came with all necessary cables and 10GB of cloud storage. I think it's an excellent solution. …
- Written by Callee R
104 of 108 people found this useful
Great form and function
Picked up this from Apple store today and formatted using LaCie utility software built on hard drive, no sweat. Then set up as Ti Picked up this from Apple store today and formatted using LaCie utility software built on hard drive, no sweat. Then set up as Time Machine back up. Did the back up in no time at all. So far so good. No problem. Got funny little rubber feet you have to stick on yourself - that's quite weird. Apart from that all is gooood. …
- Written by Peter C from London
70 of 81 people found this useful
Easy setup, not sure about the design
I bought this as I had had a frustrating experience trying to format a Maxtor One-Touch to operate on my Mac. it was certainly ea I bought this as I had had a frustrating experience trying to format a Maxtor One-Touch to operate on my Mac. it was certainly easy to set up and operate. However, this Porsche design may be elegant, but the case is simply an aluminium oblong with sharp corners that are uncomfortable in the hand. Fortunately, i only need it as a desktop external drive, as I dislike the feel of it and wouldn't want to handle it for portable use. I would have preferred to do without the porsche design and save £20 or so. But it does work well and that's its saving grace. …
- Written by Jennifer L from CAERPHILLY
70 of 91 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
I am using this primarily to back up my MacBook and it's absolutely amazing. It works perfectly with Time Machine and transfers hu I am using this primarily to back up my MacBook and it's absolutely amazing. It works perfectly with Time Machine and transfers huge chunks of data without a hiccup. Runs like a charm, doesn't get hot, and hasn't disconnected once since I got it. The aluminium casing is lightweight and very solid. I have been carrying it in my laptop bag without a cover for several months now and it doesn't even have a scratch on it. …
- Written by Henry B
5 of 5 people found this useful
I used this for 8 months and after taking nearly 10000 photos while travelling and using the hard drive for storage the hard drive I used this for 8 months and after taking nearly 10000 photos while travelling and using the hard drive for storage the hard drive has failed on me and lost all my data. Absolutely devastated and dying to find a decent data restoring company to see if i can get it all back, however the parts are apparently really rare to find. It was plugged into my computer and working find hen suddenly disappeared. It had failed a few times before where I used the disc utility to verify and repair it but this time it just completely died. I would not use this product again as it is completely unreliable and has cost me a lot of time, money and heartache. …
- Written by lisa H from Newcastle
11 of 18 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