• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design. Great Performance.

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    I've got tons of files, photos and video and I've been running low on storage space lately. Besides I got tired of managing multiple backup drives, so I've opted for this 3TB baby. It's quite heavy due to the thick aluminum enclosure. The design and the build quality are awesome. Transfer speeds are great. I also love that there is a data encryption option, which gives me peace of mind knowing that even if I leave the drive behind somewhere the information contained cannot be accessed and is totally secure.

    219 of 242 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    • Written by from Vancouver

    It is decently fast and quite, nice industrial design with a big thick aluminum heat sink on top, works like a charm with the new usb3 macs, it's second gen usb3 allowing scsi over USB protocol. Very happy with the fanless design, great for musicians or anyone who hates noise.

    169 of 185 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

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    I'd recommend this drive to anyone who needs a simple, and easy backup system. It was plug-and-play for me and so far I haven't had any issues with it. The backups are faultless with Time Machine and I don't have to worry about my data security, since it can be encrypted with this drive, nor about running out of space - 3TB is an enormous amount of storage capacity to safely save all my files, music, video and photos..

    135 of 142 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, and stays cool

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    Among the things I appreciate about the design of the Porsche, besides its data transfer speed, is that there is no fan noise (it's not a power hog, so there's no fan) and you can neither hear nor feel the drive vibrating as it comes to speed (this is particularly, um, NOT noticeable if you use the power-saving capability of the preloaded software).

    62 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This one is a winner

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    I was looking for a drive that would look good and operate well when connected to my iMac. In the end, I opted for Porsche. It looks like it was designed with my Mac in mind and it works with Time Machine, without any hiccups or issues. I would buy another one of these drives in a heartbeat.

    51 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    State of the art external. **Quiet and robust, built lie a tank. **

    • Written by from OAKLAND

    Subject says it all. Sleek, industrial grade design, robust performance, runs quietly with minimal heat and set up is a breeze. Plug and go. Made for a Mac.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great drive

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    I got this drive a couple of months ago and I'm very pleased. The transfer speeds are very good with USB3. It's great that there's plenty of storage. I've accumulated lots of video and photos over the years, so I always welcome an opportunity to offload files to an external hard drive. It's also worthwhile mentioning that the drive is very quiet. Overall great product.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased

    • Written by

    This drive looks pretty good next to my Mac, and the 3 TB storage capacity is completely mind-blowing! I figure it will take care of my storage and backup needs for the foreseeable future. For the great design, top quality, and good performance, I give this an easy five stars.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Austin

    Looks great sitting beside by 27" iMac. Very fast. No complaints.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast, easy setup, quiet

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    The drive was very easy to install, and so far it's been working well for me without any issues. I'm using it on a daily basis for Time Machine backups and for regular file copying. It's pretty quiet, and has good transfer speeds. So far no complaints.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 3 not impressively fast and case sometimes hits 90 degrees

    • Written by from OLD BETHPAGE

    got this for my new iMac , to use for my iPhoto library. My original Lacie USB 2 was painfully slow and I noticed that iPhoto now runs about twice as fast with USB 3. That's pretty good but it does not impress me, especially after hearing all the marketing talk about how fast USB 3 is supposed to be. Don't get me wrong, this USB 3 drive with 3 TB of storage is a good one to get, especially at this price point but my super large iphoto library still seems slow. I plan to get Thunderbolt in couple months and hope that Thunderbolt will provide the super fast speed i need. It does run quiet like others have said. The case looks great but is a little cheap compared to my older Lacie Quadra drives which are made of thick aluminum. I've had this 3TB USB 3 drive for about two weeks and was shocked at how hot it runs compared to the USB 2 model. The case sometimes feels hot, like around 90 degrees whereas my older Lacie USB2 has always stayed cool to the touch for past two years. So don't stack this with your other USB drives, in case it hits 90 degrees on you.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    I found myself needing more TBs of storage space for my media collection. I wanted the new drive to be fast to transfer files to my Macbook Pro and also iPad for when I travel. This unit is well designed and constructed. Works just as advertised, very fast and easy to use. The data transfer speeds are very good with USB 3. Very happy with this.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very satisfied

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    This drive works very well, and takes up little space on my desk. It looks awesome - the aluminum enclosure is well built and it matches the color of my mac perfectly. The USB3 interface is fast. I'm very satisfied.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great item

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    I use this drive primarily for backing up my computer with Time Machine. It has worked without problems for over a year now. It is fast, quiet, and it doesn't overheat. I would not hesitate recommending this product.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

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    I just got this drive and I love it. It feels strong, and is well built. It works great and was pretty simple to setup. I've already put all my backups, photos and music on it. And the Time Machine does the job in spades and relieves me of a potential unexpected data loss headache.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Drive. Easy to use. Sleek design.

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    I use this drive for Time Machine backups. I love the design. It pairs beautifully with my iMac, matching the color and material. I also love the USB3 speeds, ease of use and the overall build quality.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it simply works

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    My iMac was fast filling up with all my audio and video recordings and I really needed a second backup drive. Having looked around, I opted for this one, and I haven't been disappointed. It works perfectly, looks great and I've experienced absolutely no issues with it. I might buy another for my son's computer.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and easy to use

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    This drive is perfect for storing photos and music. I've set it up for daily backups with Time Machine. It was easier than I thought (I'm an utter technophobe). This is the first real plug and play I've had. It works well and is very fast.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

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    This unit is fast and powerful, and I'm loving the USB 3.0 transfer speeds. The Eco mode is an excellent idea, as I often forget to boot down the drive after using it. The drive has been in use for about six months now with no problems at all.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Amazing and Easy to Use!

    • Written by from Calgary

    Pros: easy to use, quiet, great functional design, compact, great transfer speed, 2 year warranty with Lacie (comes with purchase, you don't need to pay extra for the warranty), amazing compatibility with mac (has the ability to use for backup, works well with 'i'apps like iMovie and iPhoto, etc), also great for windows to store files, I've never felt it heat up, Has different power connecters for travellers.

    Cons: The power adapter is pretty short so I have to ensure that I'm sitting relatively close to an outlet while it's connected to my mac with the usb (which is also pretty short). I'm not a fan of the aluminum feel, as well as the sharp edges. It's also relatively heavy for it's size so be careful not to drop it, it'll cause some damage.

    2 of 2 people found this useful