• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible horrible horrible device

    • Written by from Knoxville

    From day one this drive never worked with Time Machine. Constant messages about "improper ejection" and not "mounting." Backups failed more than not and every time I logged in I had to plug and unplug and replug. What a horrible, horrible, horrible device.

    8 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not live up to the standards of the brand

    • Written by from Montreal

    Porsche is known for great design, while the design is pretty nifty; the unit is way too loud. This is the backup for my studio. It is the most audible item on my desk. It defeats the purpose of having a noise free computer. LaCie is studio grade quality, but this is just pathetic. I am appalled by this unit. The noise interferes with the mixing process.

    This drive is fit for the pit.

    C'mon LaCie, get it together!!

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great; won't last

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Bought two of these drives—first one some 15 months ago; the second one a little over a year ago. They have received less than average use during this time. The first drive no longer mounts--tried it on my MBP 17 (early 2011), MBP Retina (spring 2013), and MBAir (fall 2013)--and is no longer recognized by Disk Utility (luckily I do weekly ups of all my external drives). Contacted LaCie support, and they first questioned that anything is wrong with the drive; after some back and forth they offered to replace it with a "refurbished" drive. I would have preferred a new drive, so I declined. The second drive is showing early signs of wear (based on DriveDX report and test), so I'm not holding my breath that this one will last much longer. Using G-Technology drives going forward (which in my office have proven to have better shelf-life than these LaCie drives).

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid LaCie at all costs

    • Written by from seattle

    I have had this drive for less than a month and it completely crashed. I bought it to store some photos on my lightroom catalog during a trip to Hawaii. After transferring the data onto the drive, the disk unmounted from my machine and can no longer be found. I've tried plugging it into different computers with no luck. It just makes a beeping noise. I went through all of the customer support steps with LaCie and they told me that I would have to PAY money to have it fixed. Customer support is terrible and the drives are cheap.

    Avoid this company at all costs if you care about your data.

    51 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Been through 2 LaCie P'9223's in one month!

    • Written by from Bethesda

    My first LaCie P'9223 only lasted for seconds before it failed. Within a few hours I was back at the Apple Store to return the drive for another - figuring I just got a lemon. The seond P'9223 lasted about a month before it too suffered a mechanical failure. The drive is now back at LaCie who is trying to recover the data off the drive. They do not cover this in their warranty - and it can cost upwards of $1200 for data recovery. A third LaCie is on its way to me for free from the company (per the warranty), but I will not use it for any data that I can't live without.

    51 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Etobicoke

    Had this hard drive for 4 months before it burnt out and left me hanging. Luckily I had an older hard drive running additional backups or I'd be lost. I also dislike how the cable connection is on the side close to the front of the drive as opposed to the back as you find with most other portable hard drives. This makes it hard to store/stack with other hard drives and you've got a loose cable sticking out the side.

    44 of 57 people found this useful