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 28 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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    178 of 185 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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    124 of 129 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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    107 of 118 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great drive, does what it should
  • Really Fine Hard Drive

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This LaCie drive has worked perfectly for me as my Time Machine backup drive. It is so quick and silent. With this drive, Time M This LaCie drive has worked perfectly for me as my Time Machine backup drive. It is so quick and silent. With this drive, Time Machine causes no slowing of my system. Full backups happen quickly, and incremental backups are never even noticed. It just does its job beautifully and with no trouble. I purchased it with a new iMac in late 2013. The Fusion Drive on the iMac is incredible. Can't believe I waited so long to replace my 7 year old iMac. Combined with this LaCie Hard Drive, backups are amazingly fast.

    • Written by from Raleigh
    Was this useful? Really Fine Hard Drive
  • 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

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

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    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