LaCie 4TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive
LaCie 4TB 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.
Apple Recommends ForSophisticated 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
- 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: 9000385
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053007355
- 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 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! …
- Written by Kyle C
66 of 72 people found this useful
I'm sure it's a good HD, but....
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 Jim V from Stettler
76 of 98 people found this useful
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. …
- Written by Brianna W
48 of 53 people found this useful
Fast drive -- AWESOME customer service from Lacie
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.
5 stars for Lacie.
1 star for Apple Support. …
- Written by Liam C from Miami
The worst hard drive I have ever bought
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. …
- Written by Surajeet G
10 of 14 people found this useful
Excellent Backup Device
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. …
- Written by Denis B
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Is this drive compatible with the imac computer 2T with mountain lion
- Asked by John B from Toronto
- Sep 14, 2012
- Answered by John P from Hobart
- Aug 27, 2014
I own a mac air and i want to buy a good hard drive for it. Which one works best, particular to my laptop model?
- Asked by Diana T from Cagayan De Oro City
- Oct 7, 2013
Can the LaCie 3TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive be connected as an external USB drive to a 2nd generation time capsule?
- Asked by Russell K from New Orleans
- Aug 28, 2012
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
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
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
- Feb 24, 2014