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

5.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 10 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 (5.0 average)
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  • 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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    54 of 59 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

    57 of 77 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.

    • Written by

    34 of 38 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great Product
  • GREAT HARD DRIVE

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    SIMPLE! & FAST!

    WHAT DO YOU NEED MORE?

    • Written by from Rocky Mountain House
    Was this useful? GREAT HARD DRIVE
  • great hard drive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The desktop hard drives I had experience with were often so heavy, clunky, and noisy. Yuck. I needed a new one and dreaded the pur The desktop hard drives I had experience with were often so heavy, clunky, and noisy. Yuck. I needed a new one and dreaded the purchase. Then I saw this Porsche Design P'9233, and fell in love. It is a pleasure to use it every day at work. It tirelessly and effortlessly backups up my mac laptop, and sits quietly standing by when not in use. Heavenly.

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    Was this useful? great hard drive
  • Good drive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is an excellent product. It works reliably, transfers are zippy using the USB 3.0 connection to my mac, and it has been absol This is an excellent product. It works reliably, transfers are zippy using the USB 3.0 connection to my mac, and it has been absolutely rock solid. I have no issues recommending this if you need reliable desktop storage. Looks great too.

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    6 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good drive

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

  • Answer

    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
  • Best Answer:

    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