LaCie 2TB Porsche Design P'9233 USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive

LaCie 2TB Porsche Design P'9233 USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive

S$ 204.00

4.5 out of 5 stars

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Product Information

  • Overview

    The LaCie Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive features a USB 3.0 interface for speeds up to 5Gb/s, plus a strong, sophisticated aluminium finish that looks great beside your Mac. Time Machine compatible, and with data encryption support, the P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive helps you keep your data safe and secure.

  • Highlights

    • Designed for your Mac
    • Aluminium casing
    • Sophisticated Porsche Design aesthetic
    • USB 3.0 speed up to 5Gb/s (USB 2.0 backwards compatible)
    • Date encryption
    • Sleep mode
    • Time Machine-compatible
  • Did you notice?

    The USB 3.0 interface provides transfer speeds of up to 5Gb/s.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Stylish, sophisticated external storage that’s specially designed to match your Mac in looks and performance.
  • What's in the Box?

    • LaCie Porsche Design P'9233 USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive
    • USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 compatible)
    • Quick install guide
    • Software Suite: LaCie Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Eco Mode, Wuala
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features: Data Encryption, Sleep Mode, Time Machine Compatible
    • Connections: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
    • Power Source: External power supply
    • Height: 38 mm/1.50 in.
    • Width: 120 mm/4.72 in.
    • Weight: 1000 g
    • Length: 190 mm/7.48 in.
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • OS X 10.5 or later
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port

    Windows

    • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    • USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: 9000296
    • UPC or EAN No.: 093053003326

    Warranty

    • 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.

    Manufacturer Note

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

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
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  • Excellent Drive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a high-quality drive, I love it. It looks great, feels great, is solidly built and works well – everything I wanted. I use This is a high-quality drive, I love it. It looks great, feels great, is solidly built and works well – everything I wanted. I use it mainly to backup my data. It runs nice, cool, and quietly. It also has a power switch at the back, which I find very convenient.

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    177 of 184 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent Drive
  • Great desktop drive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I use one of these drives to back up my desktop machine. It took me about five minutes to set it up, and then it automatically sta I use one of these drives to back up my desktop machine. It took me about five minutes to set it up, and then it automatically started backing up my files. I leave it plugged in and it backs up every hour, powering itself down when it's not in use.

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    123 of 128 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great desktop drive
  • Great drive, does what it should

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The drive is really well designed, and looks great on my desk. The performance is good too. No vibrations, totally silent, good tr The drive is really well designed, and looks great on my desk. The performance is good too. No vibrations, totally silent, good transfer speeds. It was easy to connect to my MacBook and I use to for backups and for storing my music collection. Works perfectly what I need it for!

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    106 of 117 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great drive, does what it should
  • Works great, has been very stable

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Porsche design drive is nothing short of extraordinary. The simple elegance of the aluminium enclosure and clean features is This Porsche design drive is nothing short of extraordinary. The simple elegance of the aluminium enclosure and clean features is a welcome change to the usual plastic nature of desktop drives. USB 3.0 delivers good speed for transfers and the software makes the process of backup easy.

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    Was this useful? Works great, has been very stable
  • Nice Unit

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I just got this drive, and so far it's worked great, as, by the way, other LaCie drives I have. I'm using them for backups, and it I just got this drive, and so far it's worked great, as, by the way, other LaCie drives I have. I'm using them for backups, and it feels like they are very solid. No problems, no hitches, and everything works like it should. Love all the space and the high-speed USB 3 connection of this model.

    • Written by
    Was this useful? Nice Unit
  • Great item

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I store all my large media files on this drives so they don't bog down my iMac. I haven't had any problems with it. The speed is g I store all my large media files on this drives so they don't bog down my iMac. I haven't had any problems with it. The speed is good, I am also happy to report that it's well built and the USB port isn't loose.

    • Written by
    Was this useful? Great item

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

  • Answer

    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
    • Dec 16, 2013
  • Answer

    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
    • Dec 1, 2013
  • Answer

    Yes, can be used as a Time Machine volume for multiple machines by sharing the LaCie disk over a net Yes, can be used as a Time Machine volume for multiple machines by sharing the LaCie disk over a network (wired or wireless) via a AirPort Extreme Base Station.

    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 LiCie 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 utilise the same LaCie drive as Time Machine volume.
    [This works reasonably well but is much slower that 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 noticable.]

    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.

    Since USB does not support daisy chaining, USB external drives have only one USB port to connect to. [This can be seen in the photos of this model in the Apple Store – see photo of backplane showing USB port (rectangle with blue centre) and power adaptor connection (circular port on RHS).

    • Answered by Matthew C from Carseldine
    • Oct 10, 2013