LaCie 4TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive

LaCie 4TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive

$199.95

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 13 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    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.

  • Highlights

    • 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.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Sophisticated desktop storage specially designed to match your MacBook.
  • 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
  • Tech Specs

    • 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
  • 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: 9000385
    • UPC or EAN No.: 093053007355

    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.
    • Warranty: Two-year limited

    Manufacturer Note

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

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Excellent Drive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This drive makes my work much easier by relieving me of having to worry about available disk space (I need a lot of space for back This drive makes my work much easier by relieving me of having to worry about available disk space (I need a lot of space for backing up my work archives) and letting me set up encryption for sensitive work files. Excellent speeds, quiet operation, good looks, and solid feel don't hurt, either!

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    63 of 68 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent Drive
  • I'm sure it's a good HD, but....

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just received my new LaCie HD today, and am quite impressed by it's sleek design. The software that came with it made setup a bree Just received my new LaCie HD today, and am quite impressed by it's sleek design. The software that came with it made setup a breeze, and although it's somewhat noisier than my Seagate 3TB Thunderbolt HD, it seems to be a good, solid drive, much like the previous LaCie HD I had.

    However, there is a major design flaw with the drive, in that the light on the front of the unit is ridiculously huge. I have this particular drive attached to the my Mac Mini I have connected to my HDTV. Both units sit below the TV, and when I dim the lights to watch a movie, the LaCie indicator light is absolutely blinding. Then, when the drive starts to read or write, the flashing of the indicator light is impossible to sit in front of. I have covered most of the light with a small piece of tape, which doesn't look so hot, given that LaCie seems to be so proud of their Porche design concept. But it works and so long as covering that ridiculous light with tape doesn't void the warranty.

    • Written by from Stettler

    73 of 94 people found this useful

    Was this useful? I'm sure it's a good HD, but....
  • Great Product

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've only recently moved to Mac after years wrestling with Windows machines. After losing all my files to a Windows virus I was pr I've only recently moved to Mac after years wrestling with Windows machines. After losing all my files to a Windows virus I was pretty keen to back up my computer regularly. This drive is great, I just plug it in and it backs up my Mac automatically.

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    46 of 50 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Product
  • Fast drive -- AWESOME customer service from Lacie

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the drive. Definitely would recommend. Only one issue. The port where you plug the power supply cord into became very loos Love the drive. Definitely would recommend. Only one issue. The port where you plug the power supply cord into became very loose after 6 months of use. Really scared me. I called Apple Support and they completely "passed the buck" and didn't want to help out. They said I had to go to Lacie for after-sale support.
    Reluctantly I called Lacie. They were wonderful! No questions asked. They said ship it to them, they'll fix or replace and ship back -- no charge. I sent it to them and they had it back to me within 7 days.
    Amazing!
    5 stars for Lacie.
    1 star for Apple Support.

    • Written by from Miami
    Was this useful? Fast drive -- AWESOME customer service from Lacie
  • The worst hard drive I have ever bought

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wanted to buy a cheaper hard drive that is sufficient for my work. This one looked good and initially worked well for couple of mo Wanted to buy a cheaper hard drive that is sufficient for my work. This one looked good and initially worked well for couple of months but then stopped working completely. Same happened with another LaCie Porsche drive with my friend. If you want to buy a hard drive in this price range there are lot better options out there. Stay away.

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    10 of 13 people found this useful

    Was this useful? The worst hard drive I have ever bought
  • Excellent Backup Device

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just because a unit is "desktop" sized doesn't reduce the need for security, if anything, it increases it. So the ability to encry Just because a unit is "desktop" sized doesn't reduce the need for security, if anything, it increases it. So the ability to encrypt groups of files using the included software is a big plus as far as I'm concerned. And the ability to share files via the free cloud storage is pretty good, too! I would buy it again.

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    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent Backup Device

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