LaCie 2TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive
LaCie 2TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive
Accelerate your backup with USB 3.0
The LaCie P'9233 desktop hard drive's USB 3.0 interface lets you transfer files faster than ever before. With speeds up to 5 Gbit/s you can move a 700MB file in just under seven seconds. Quickly back up your photos, exchange audio and video files with friends, or make sure that your important files are kept safe.
Designed for your Mac
Created especially for Mac computers, the P'9233 features a stylish, sophisticated aluminum finish that matches your new MacBook. It's also Time Machine compatible for seamless backups using built-in Mac software.
Porsche Design form, LaCie function
With the P'9233, Porsche Design and LaCie have produced an exclusive and timeless shape that's built to last. There's 5mm of solid aluminum casing surrounding the disk inside—for truly solid data protection. Use it anywhere with confidence that you're getting peak performance.
- Designed for Mac
- Time Machine compatible
- USB 3.0 connectivity for significantly faster file transfers or backups
- LaCie Private/Public protects against loss, theft or unauthorized access
- Simple, user-friendly data backup with Backup Assistant
- Easy cross-platform formatting utility
Did you notice?Solid aluminum casing surrounds the disk to keep your data safe.
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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, Wuala
- Other Features: Data Encryption, Sleep Mode, Time Machine Compatible
- Connections: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
- Power Source: External power supply
- Height: 1.5 in./3.8 cm
- Width: 4.7 in./12 cm
- Weight: 2.2 lb./1 kg
- Length: 7.5 in./19 cm
- 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: 9000296
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053003326
- 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.
- Warranty: Two-year limited
- USB 3.0 speeds are only available on devices that support USB 3.0 interfaces
Ratings & Reviews
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. …
- Written by Jenny D
178 of 185 people found this useful
Great desktop drive
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. …
- Written by Corinne P
124 of 129 people found this useful
Great drive, does what it should
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! …
- Written by Tegan W
107 of 118 people found this useful
Really Fine Hard Drive
This LaCie drive has worked perfectly for me as my Time Machine backup drive. It is so quick and silent. With this drive, Time M This LaCie drive has worked perfectly for me as my Time Machine backup drive. It is so quick and silent. With this drive, Time Machine causes no slowing of my system. Full backups happen quickly, and incremental backups are never even noticed. It just does its job beautifully and with no trouble. I purchased it with a new iMac in late 2013. The Fusion Drive on the iMac is incredible. Can't believe I waited so long to replace my 7 year old iMac. Combined with this LaCie Hard Drive, backups are amazingly fast. …
- Written by Kevin K from Raleigh
Works great, has been very stable
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. …
- Written by Russell W
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 Casper G
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can these drives be used with SoftRAID?
- Asked by Alvin C from Halifax
- Feb 16, 2014
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
- Mar 5, 2014
Can this LaCie 2TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive be used to back up 2009 MacBook Pro with Mountain lion
- Asked by Madeleine D from Derry
- Mar 16, 2014
Can two computers share the same external hard drive?
- Asked by Kenneth S from Darlinghursst
- Oct 18, 2012
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
- Mar 24, 2013
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
- Nov 16, 2013
Can this drive be formatted so that it (or a partition) is bootable with Mountain Lion.
- Asked by Dale G from Liberty
- Dec 7, 2013
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
can this be connected to my time machine and run wirelessly
- Asked by Alan J from Hereford
- Aug 6, 2013
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
- Nov 30, 2013