LaCie 4TB Porsche Design P'9233 USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive
LaCie 4TB 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 desktop drive
- USB 3.0 cable (compatible with USB 2.0)
- Quick Install Guide
- Complete software suite: LaCie Private-Public, Backup Assistant, Eco Mode
- 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: 9000385
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053007355
- 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
Hard drives fill up very quickly, no matter how much storage space they have. I use them mostly for backups and media storage. In Hard drives fill up very quickly, no matter how much storage space they have. I use them mostly for backups and media storage. In terms of space, this Porsche drive has plenty of it, at least for the moment. It's well built, and plenty fast with USB 3. Design-wise it's great and looks better in life than on the photo. …
- Written by Naomi C
34 of 35 people found this useful
I needed a new hard drive for backups. I've looked at different options and decided to go for this model as it seemed to offer wha I needed a new hard drive for backups. I've looked at different options and decided to go for this model as it seemed to offer what I was after. The drive works great. I've set it up in no time. The speed is excellent. It's quiet and well built. All in all I can definitely recommend this drive. …
- Written by Anna H
34 of 36 people found this useful
Great external hard drive!
I must say that it is a great unit. The sleek, minimalistic design of this drive matches my iMac perfectly. It was very easy to se I must say that it is a great unit. The sleek, minimalistic design of this drive matches my iMac perfectly. It was very easy to setup. The speeds are excellent. And it is VERY quiet. I haven't had any issues with it yet, and I've been using it for a couple of months now. I would highly recommend this drive. …
- Written by Zara L
28 of 30 people found this useful
Failed after 3 months and very little use. Apple won't touch it or exchange
Having used this drive for a few months very in frequently, it appears to be dead. It will not mount from any of my mac computers Having used this drive for a few months very in frequently, it appears to be dead. It will not mount from any of my mac computers running Yosemite and Mavericks. The blue light does not come on, but there is a tiny flicker when I connect the power. I bought it 30th September 2014, 4 months ago so Apple will not touch it, exchange it or refund as it is third party.
Am awaiting for a response from Lacie who only deal with such issues via their website.
I hope I at least get my data back somehow. …
- Written by Ben D from London
8 of 8 people found this useful
Fantastic value for money and it looks great
Lacie have got a winner here. It's small in stature, big in size and works beautifully with TIme Machine. At £169 it's great value Lacie have got a winner here. It's small in stature, big in size and works beautifully with TIme Machine. At £169 it's great value for money and looks fantastic too …
- Written by D A S from London
0 of 1 people found this useful
Well worth the money in my opinion. The drive is well designed. The enclosure is made of aluminum, and has a 5mm shell to resist e Well worth the money in my opinion. The drive is well designed. The enclosure is made of aluminum, and has a 5mm shell to resist everyday shocks and bumps. The USB 3.0 connection is fast. There's plenty of storage space, and most importantly there's no noise during operation. …
- Written by Matthew W
5 of 7 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the LaCie 3TB USB Desktop Hard Drive work using Drag and Drop, or just via Time Machine? I have an old Macbook Pro, OSX 10.6.8.
- Asked by Phyllis M C from Oakland
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
Can I store all of my ITunes movies, TV series, using my iMac and store them on this product then access them when wanted as if they were on the iMac?
- Asked by Cary C from Sunny Isles Beach
Yes, you can do that. I currently am doing that with my 2008 iMac, storing all my media on an exter Yes, you can do that. I currently am doing that with my 2008 iMac, storing all my media on an external hard drive. I've got all my iTunes and Aperture data on an external drive and the iMac locates all the info and works just fine. I've then set my Time Machine to backup the external drive in addition to my internal iMac drive. My goal was the same as yours, to reduce the amount of space on my internal 1T iMac disc. It all works perfectly! You can find directions on how to set this up online - sorry I don't recall offhand exactly where I got the directions to do this. Start with google and I'm sure you'll find it! Enjoy …
- Answered by Barry B from Raleigh
is it compatible with Yosemite?
- Asked by Fjoralda D from Kew Gardnes
Yes it is
- Answered by Alistair B
What is the warranty period for this Hard Drive ? (LaCie 2TB Porsche Design P'9233 USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive)
- Asked by John L from Orpington
It is 2 years, you can register the drive with lacie on their site so you will always no how long yo It is 2 years, you can register the drive with lacie on their site so you will always no how long you have left. …
- Answered by Pete L from Manchester
- Asked by Julian M from Fpo
It does not have any of those connections. The only connection is a proprietary USB 3.0 connection It does not have any of those connections. The only connection is a proprietary USB 3.0 connection (you have to use their cable). There is a 12V (requires 1.5 Amps) power connection and the power button. Nothing else. …
- Answered by Jeffrey M from Littleton