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
- 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
85 of 92 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
100 of 127 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
67 of 72 people found this useful
Excellent Hard Drive!
I have two of these hard drives and I love them both! After having them for 6 months now, I can say they both perform wonderfully. I have two of these hard drives and I love them both! After having them for 6 months now, I can say they both perform wonderfully. The only complaint I have is that if the usb cable happens to move, it usually ejects the drive. But since it sits in one spot, I don't have the problem. …
- Written by Jordan H from Hattiesburg
2 of 2 people found this useful
Great drive and the USB3 connection is amazing fast.. Scheduling automatic backups with Time Machine was a no-brainer. The drive i Great drive and the USB3 connection is amazing fast.. Scheduling automatic backups with Time Machine was a no-brainer. The drive is quiet, and runs cool. Very pleased. …
- Written by Jasmin P
1 of 2 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
8 of 11 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
- Jan 1, 2015
can i views pictures on my apple tv stored from the drive?
- Asked by Ravi M
- Mar 10, 2015
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
- Dec 24, 2014
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
- Jan 2, 2015
is it compatible with Yosemite?
- Asked by Fjoralda D from Kew Gardnes
- Dec 5, 2014
Yes it is
- Answered by Alistair B
- Feb 18, 2015
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
- Nov 14, 2012
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
- Jan 1, 2013
- Asked by Julian M from Fpo
- Oct 19, 2014
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
- Dec 30, 2014