LaCie 2TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive

LaCie 2TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive

$129.95

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 27 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: 9000296
    • UPC or EAN No.: 093053003326

    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 (4.5 average)
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  • Excellent Drive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a high-quality drive, I love it. It looks great, feels great, is solidly built and works well – everything I wanted. I use This is a high-quality drive, I love it. It looks great, feels great, is solidly built and works well – everything I wanted. I use it mainly to backup my data. It runs nice, cool, and quietly. It also has a power switch at the back, which I find very convenient.

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    177 of 184 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent Drive
  • Great desktop drive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I use one of these drives to back up my desktop machine. It took me about five minutes to set it up, and then it automatically sta I use one of these drives to back up my desktop machine. It took me about five minutes to set it up, and then it automatically started backing up my files. I leave it plugged in and it backs up every hour, powering itself down when it's not in use.

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    123 of 128 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great desktop drive
  • Great drive, does what it should

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The drive is really well designed, and looks great on my desk. The performance is good too. No vibrations, totally silent, good tr The drive is really well designed, and looks great on my desk. The performance is good too. No vibrations, totally silent, good transfer speeds. It was easy to connect to my MacBook and I use to for backups and for storing my music collection. Works perfectly what I need it for!

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    106 of 117 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great drive, does what it should
  • Works great, has been very stable

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Porsche design drive is nothing short of extraordinary. The simple elegance of the aluminium enclosure and clean features is This Porsche design drive is nothing short of extraordinary. The simple elegance of the aluminium enclosure and clean features is a welcome change to the usual plastic nature of desktop drives. USB 3.0 delivers good speed for transfers and the software makes the process of backup easy.

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    Was this useful? Works great, has been very stable
  • Great item

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I store all my large media files on this drives so they don't bog down my iMac. I haven't had any problems with it. The speed is g I store all my large media files on this drives so they don't bog down my iMac. I haven't had any problems with it. The speed is good, I am also happy to report that it's well built and the USB port isn't loose.

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    Was this useful? Great item
  • Excellent hard drive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm always running out of storage space, and needed a new backup drive for media, which is important to me but doesn't warrant a r I'm always running out of storage space, and needed a new backup drive for media, which is important to me but doesn't warrant a raid hard drive. So I purchased this Porsche drive and I'm very happy with it. It has a cool exterior design and the performance is great.

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    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent hard drive

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

  • Answer

    Yes. Just ensure that the partition you want to boot from is set up as a GUID partition and you're g Yes. Just ensure that the partition you want to boot from is set up as a GUID partition and you're good to go

    • Answered by Gary W
    • Dec 16, 2013
  • Answer

    Instructions for Wireless Time Machine setup:



    You need to:
    1. Have an Airport Extreme Base Instructions for Wireless Time Machine setup:



    You need to:
    1. Have an Airport Extreme Base Station connected as part of your home network (read above);
    2. Plug the LaCie drive into the USB port on the Airport Extreme;
    3. Use 'Airport Utility' application to set up the LaCie unit as a shared drive;
    4. Back in the Finder, select your Airport Extreme in the sidebar of a folder window to mount the LaCie (network) drive;
    5. In System Settings / Time Machine, select the LaCie (network) drive as one of your back-up drives;
    6. Repeat items 4 and 5 above on your other Macs and they will all utilize the same LaCie drive as Time Machine volume.
    [This works reasonably well but is much slower than directly connected Time Machine drives (via FireWire or USB2/USB3, etc. The initial full back-up of each machine may therefore take several hours but after that it's not so noticeable.]

    The drive can be partitioned, however that does not mean that it can be simultaneous connected to multiple machines (via USB) other than as a network share, as outlined above. Windows 7 should also be able to the available network shared disk, but I'm not certain how well this would work.

    (I didn't write these instructions originally; I copied and pasted them from the web, but they work.)

    • Answered by John G from Bend
    • Nov 30, 2013
  • Answer

    Yes, can be used as a Time Machine volume for multiple machines by sharing the LaCie disk over a net Yes, can be used as a Time Machine volume for multiple machines by sharing the LaCie disk over a network (wired or wireless) via a AirPort Extreme Base Station.

    You need to:
    1. Have an Airport Extreme Base Station connected as part of your home network (read above);
    2. Plug the LaCie drive into the USB port on the Airport Extreme;
    3. Use 'Airport Utility' application to set up the LiCie unit as a shared drive;
    4. Back in the Finder, select your Airport Extreme in the sidebar of a folder window to mount the LaCie (network) drive;
    5. In System Settings / Time Machine, select the LaCie (network) drive as one of your back-up drives;
    6. Repeat items 4 and 5 above on your other Macs and they will all utilise the same LaCie drive as Time Machine volume.
    [This works reasonably well but is much slower that directly connected Time Machine drives (via FireWire or USB2/USB3, etc. The initial full back-up of each machine may therefore take several hours but after that it's not so noticable.]

    The drive can be partitioned, however that does not mean that it can be simultaneous connected to multiple machines (via USB) other than as a network share, as outlined above. Windows 7 should also be able to the available network shared disk, but I'm not certain how well this would work.

    Since USB does not support daisy chaining, USB external drives have only one USB port to connect to. [This can be seen in the photos of this model in the Apple Store – see photo of backplane showing USB port (rectangle with blue centre) and power adaptor connection (circular port on RHS).

    • Answered by Matthew C from Carseldine
    • Oct 9, 2013