LaCie 3TB Porsche Design P'9233 USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive
LaCie 3TB Porsche Design P'9233 USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive
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.
- 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 ForStylish, 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
- 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.
- 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: 9000302
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053003333
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- USB 3.0 speeds are only available on devices that support USB 3.0 interfaces
Ratings & Reviews
I'm very pleased with this drive - I like the looks of it and the performance is great too. I'm using it to backup my MacBook Pro I'm very pleased with this drive - I like the looks of it and the performance is great too. I'm using it to backup my MacBook Pro with Time Machine and it's pretty quick, and perfectly compatible! Have no complaints thus far. …
- Written by Amelia R
55 of 56 people found this useful
This drive is a nice visual complement to my iMac. It works great as a backup drive. No problems at all. Every time I start up the This drive is a nice visual complement to my iMac. It works great as a backup drive. No problems at all. Every time I start up the hard drive icon appears on my desktop without fail. The speeds are excellent, and I can hardly hear the drive spinning, it's very quiet. Would recommend this product without hesitation. …
- Written by Madeline C
45 of 47 people found this useful
I really like this drive, looks great and works great. The set up is easy thanks to the set up assistant that is pre installed (li I really like this drive, looks great and works great. The set up is easy thanks to the set up assistant that is pre installed (literally 2 minutes). The drive is near enough silent and even goes to sleep when not in use (not like other drives that I have had that run constantly, which gets really annoying). This is an overall great drive that I would defiantly recommend. …
- Written by Richard H from Gosport
45 of 51 people found this useful
This is a truly high quality drive, designed with the Mac look and quality in mind. The metal box looks perfectly matching next to 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. …
- Written by Alistair R
Fast and stylish
The USB3 transfer speeds are great. It didn't take me long to transfer all my data onto this drive. I'm very satisfied.
- Written by Kaitlyn A
1 of 1 people found this useful
Well designed external HD
I bought this unit a couple of months ago, for extra desktop storage. Setting it up didn't take much time at all, the drive was up I bought this unit a couple of months ago, for extra desktop storage. Setting it up didn't take much time at all, the drive was up and running within minutes of unboxing. And it's been working perfectly for me. It's fast, quiet, solidly built, and very stylish. …
- Written by Crystal N
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
Will this work with a 2005, 15", 1.67ghz, G4 Powerbook? It has 10.5, but is not Intel.
- Asked by Jessica D from Burleson
I emailed the manufacturer about the drive. They said that the LaCie USB 3.0 drivers used with PCI I emailed the manufacturer about the drive. They said that the LaCie USB 3.0 drivers used with PCI cards are currently not compatible with Mac OSX Mountain Lion and there are no plans to update these drivers at this time. The P’9230 should otherwise work on Mountain Lion via USB 2.0.
The P'9233 works with USB 3.0 on Mountain Lion. That's the difference between the two. …
- Answered by Dan S
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
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