• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product! Excellent Design, Storage and Overall Performance!!

    • Written by from Dereham

    I bought this hard drive approximately a month ago and has been a great back up for all of my college work, as well as all of my photography. Personally I do three coursework based subjects at college, which filled up my Macbook Pro Retina laptop... Lacie 3TB Porsche Design to the rescue!!! I am able to back up all of my files, whether they be long word documents, image, movies and applications such as the Adobe CS6 package I am able to store everything on the hard drive with no problems. Some people say that the hard drive has sharp edges and can be dangerous. Personally I do not think the hard drive is dangerous, even though the edges are (slightly) sharp, it is a desktop hard drive anyone and you will not need to move it about. Otherwise go for the 1TB or 2TB portable Lacie hard drive.

    The only down side I have found with the hard drive is the motor inside the hard drive is a little too noisy for my liking, but I have got used to in within the month of owning it.

    Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone who has a lot of things to back up, which is then safe and neatly packed into the Lacie hard drive.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok hard drive, some big bugs that need fixing.

    • Written by from Westport

    Storage and speed isn't an issue. Though I wish there was a Thunderbolt 2 port on it, I'm fine with USB 3. What I don't like is how noisy it can get (It sounds like two 56k modems are mating) and there's this weird bug where when it stays inactive for a little while it then kicks on with that same horrid noise, then locks up the computer for 10 seconds.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Drive

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    I use this drive as an expansion drive on my iMac. 3TB capacity is a big plus for me. The drive is not too heavy, and read/write speeds are very fast with USB3. It was incredibly easy to setup and has been working without any issues since day one.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent product

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    This drive rocks! It's well designed, pretty quiet, has great storage capacity and it simply works well. I've been using it for the past 8 months, and haven't had any problems with it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my Mac

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    This drive is solid, silent and very fast. It was very easy to setup. I simply plugged it into my MacBook and it was recognized immediately. The enclosure and the supplied cables are good quality. The 3TB is a lot of space, and this allows me to save multiple versions of backups. Would buy again.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Noisy - did I get a bad one...?

    • Written by from Penrith

    The cost of this drive is excellent value for the amount of storage. Also looks good and transfer rates seem good on USB 3 but very slow on USB 2 which is to be expected. However the two failings are 1. The packaged software is poor - there is far more flexibility in the mac disk utility for partitioning, formatting etc if you want to use this drive for mac and windows backups/storage (i.e. exFAT) which is fine. 2. However the most annoying thing is the shear noise this thing makes - could be a one off bad drive - its for this reason mines going back to Apple for a refund.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Crashing Mac after 9 months

    • Written by from NORWALK

    I have 2TB version was running well for 9 months. Then Mac stopped recognizing Time Machine, then simply plugging in the USB crashed the Mac. I tested on my other Mac - same thing, crashed it. I plugged in my other Lacie hard drive to test if it was the USB on my MBP; nope the old drive works fine -regrettably old drive is too small for my back ups. Very disappointed after such a short time. I don't leave this on 24/7. I plug it in from time to time to back up as I travel with my MacBook Pro.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good!

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    Plenty of storage space, and so far working as promised. Integrates seamlessly with Time Machine on my MacBook Pro. It's solid, quiet, very functional and looks nice too. No complaints, it does what it should and USB 3.0 is plenty fast.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very stable and well designed

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    Works well so far. I use it for daily backups, which go pretty quickly over USB3 considering the amount of data I have. The drive is well constructed and was pretty much plug-and-play with my iMac. I've been using it for about a year and haven't experienced any problems with it.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware

    • Written by from Dayton

    I bought the 2TB version and had problems from day 1. I have not been able to get support for the product so I've thrown my money away. The drive will not be recognized. It feels like a flaky connector and I've read similar stories.

    3 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design and performance.

    • Written by from kansas city

    Really beautiful, matching the finishing of my MBP with a great transference speed. Recommended!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    This is a truly high quality drive, designed with the Mac look and quality in mind. The metal box looks perfectly matching next to my MacBook, and the quality is just what you'd expect from LaCie. There is no vibration, heat or noise, it's discreet and efficient. The capacity is excellent, and it's very fast. It's a real pleasure to use something this good.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent little machine

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    I needed a new hard drive because the one I had was low on storage space, and this drive was recommended to me by a friend. To date it has not given me a single problem. It's well designed, pretty quick, reliable and simple to use. The complimentary encrypted cloud service that came bundled with the drive is a good idea too, very useful for sharing files.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great speed, high capacity, works flawlessly so far

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    The drive functions very well. The USB3 is really fast. The unit is quiet and comes with plenty of storage space, which is great as I use it for backups and to work with RAW images. The box design is top-notch. And the icing on the cake is the fact that the drive comes with easy-to-use encryption software. With all the snooping and security disasters like Heartbleed going on these days, it's good to have a drive that comes with the tools to keep my files secure.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst customer service ever.

    • Written by from Centennial

    This drive kept crashing my iMac and was constantly ejected itself. I had to use disk utilities to check the drive and then remount it. The drive is very noisy, and every time it woke up from sleep mode, the Mac would freeze up. I had captured kernel error message after each crash and had Apple Tier III engineers examine the data. The result was the USB device causing the shutdowns. When the USB disk drive was unplugged, no crashes. We tried everything (we being the Apple Tech)to fix this drive. You would think the LaCie company would have been gracious enough to send me a replacement drive. This problem started the day I hooked up to my computer. I give it one star because it does have a cool case.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with new OS (Mavericks)

    • Written by from La Jolla

    Purchased 2TB LaCie Porsche Design P'9233 and discovered it is not compatible with new Mavericks OS. Even in the older OS - it is a bit of a hassle to get the OS to recognize the external drive. No word from LaCie about when it will be compatible.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and easy to use

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    This is my second Porsche drive. I use it to backup my iMac, and store my music files. It works without any issues, and was very easy to setup. One cord to the computer, a second cord to wall power, and that's pretty much it. I like it.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    noisy

    • Written by from Chelmsford

    I dont know if my drive is faulty or not but it is really noisy compared to what the reviewers are saying. I hear it spin up and down all the time. If it has been idle a long time and it spins up suddenly it makes this weird sound and the best way to describe it would be a old 56k modem. I think something is rubbing on a moving part of the drive. case maybe? Its the first day with the drive and im not impressed. Its pretty loud compared to my imac. The only thing good about it is compared to other 3.5 inch drives there is no fan noise from a fan. Yes its not as noisy as a drive with a tiny fan whirling at 5600rpms but quiet it is not.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dependable

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    Excellent design, easy to install, fast and quiet. I got this drive to store backups of all my movies and photos. It works well with all my Macs.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and stylish

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    The USB3 transfer speeds are great. It didn't take me long to transfer all my data onto this drive. I'm very satisfied.

    3 of 3 people found this useful