• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I purchased this!

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I was contemplating the Time Capsule towers, but after reading the reviews for those, I figured I'd go for a simpler solution. I am so glad i did. The disk is easy to set up, does work with Time Capsule, and then tucks away neatly in a drawer. (The disk is much smaller than it appears.)

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent drive - fast and well-designed

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    I'm very happy with this drive. The setup was simple. It only took me a couple of minutes. The drive does its job like a champ. I really love the stylish Porsche design and the USB 3.0 interface. It's very fast. I am now considering buying a second one for on-the-go backups and for my media archives..

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing rocks!

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    This drive works fine. There's plenty of space for me to get the data I need to distill it all down and then upload it to the free cloud storage that comes with the unit. The USB3 speeds are great. I like the nice, clean design of the drive and the overall ease of use.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Hard Drive

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    This is an excellent portable drive for all my photos, music and documents. It's very well built, easy to use. Has solid performance, blazing speed, more than adequate disk space, and a very nice design. I use it with my MacBook Pro and so far it has worked well.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    STARTED OFF GOOD

    • Written by from Fulton

    I enjoyed this drive for a while, but now my computer won't recognize it and I need to access my photos!

    0 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far......so good

    • Written by from IRVINE

    I'm always apprenehsive about writing reviews on electronic items because a lot items perform great out of the box but a few days later have issue's. I just purchased the P9223 to replace an older LaCie 500GB external hard drive I use for my Time Machine. I really didn't need 1TB but for the price I can't complain & I'll always have enough storage at least for the coming decade!

    Anyway, I love how it's bus powered, just plug into a USB port & it's powered! No external power cords! LOVE THAT! And is this thing on??? It's THAT quiet at least compared to my old LaCie. Very tiny footprint compared to my older LaCie as well. Will fit right on top of my Airport Extreme!

    If I had to be super picky the only things I don't like is that the power indicator light is on 100% of the time. I actually like the way the older LaCie only showed the light when it was actually backing up then its like it shut off & went dark. And the other items I didn't particularly like was how long it took to encrypt. Initial backup took about 5 hours total but encrypting took 16hrs!!!

    But I had all functions available, it ran quietly behind the scenes & there was no sacrifice in speed while encrypting so no big deal.

    All in all, so far........so good!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, very satisfied.

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    It's great to have that much storage in such a compact pocket hard drive. I really like its design, and the solid feel is very comforting. It works very well. File transfers between my MacBook and this drive are very fast, and there's rarely any noise.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

    • Written by

    I don't have all that much data that's drop-dead sensitive, but there's enough of it to where I'm glad that I can both keep it secure (which I can do with the military grade encryption software that comes on the drive), and keep a backup copy in the cloud, too (on the Wuala storage system, which is encrypted as well).

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great product

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    This hard drive is very good. Going 1 year strong so far. Works well with Time Machine. Very fast transfer speeds through USB 3 and no noise at all.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value

    • Written by

    Honestly, I'm not sure what's not to like in this drive. It works very well with my macbook and fits neatly into my laptop bag. It was easy to set up, has fast transfer rate, excellent design and outperforms my other portable USB 3.0 drive considerably.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, no problems

    • Written by

    Very stylish, compact, and fast. Comes with useful software. The drive performs well and never drops its connection. Would buy again and recommend.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent

    • Written by

    Weighing in at 8.5 oz. the Porsche P'9223 1TB drive is a great backup drive to slip into your laptop bag. I have mine setup as a backup boot drive and Time Machine backup as two separate partitions for my MacBook Air. I am really pleased with this unit.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product, fast and well-designed

    • Written by

    I love this drive. It's compact, and looks great next to my MacBook Pro. I have had it for a while now, and think the world of it. It does its job wonderfully. I use it mainly with Time Machine. It was simple to install, and has very fast transfer rates.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great backup for my Mac

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    I love this drive. It's really fast, the design is outstanding, and matches my Mac perfectly. The drive works nicely, I often carry it around in my handbag with no issues. It's totally quiet, and is very easy to set up and use.. I also enjoy using the cloud service that comes complimentary with the drive.

    5 of 5 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!!

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Portable Drive

    • Written by

    I carry this drive around with me all day, and often leave it unattended in the office, and for me the looks and compact size come second fiddle to USB 3.0 speeds and the encryption software that is on-board this device.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little hard drive!

    • Written by

    I've recently purchased a MacBook Pro and was looking for a drive so that I could back it up. I've thoroughly researched the available options, since I needed something that would look well with Apple design. In the end, I opted for this drive because it was designed for Mac, and because it had good reviews. I've also asked some of my friends and colleagues who had experience with LaCie and this drive was highly recommended by two independent people. In a nutshell, I haven't been disappointed. This is an incredibly well designed, sleek and speedy little hard drive. It was easy to setup and it worked with the Time Machine right away. It's been more than a year since I got it and I haven't encountered any problems so far.

    9 of 9 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).

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great backup drive for my Mac

    • Written by

    Great. Sleek and fast. The setup was easy and now, backups run like a charm with Time Machine, and there's still plenty of room for other files.

    6 of 6 people found this useful