LaCie 3TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive
LaCie 3TB USB 3.0 Porsche Design P'9233 Desktop Hard Drive
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.
- 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 ForSophisticated 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
- 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
- OS X 10.5 or later
- USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
- Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
- USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port
- Mfr. Part Number: 9000302
- UPC or EAN No.: 093053003333
- 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
- USB 3.0 speeds are only available on devices that support USB 3.0 interfaces
Ratings & Reviews
Great Design. Great Performance.
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 multip 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. …
- Written by Hugo H
269 of 295 people found this useful
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 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. …
- Written by Bashar A from Vancouver
200 of 219 people found this useful
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 ha 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.. …
- Written by Wesley H
173 of 182 people found this useful
Would never have bought had I known it was seagate
read reviews about this drive all positive have used for year and half now it failed come to find out the drive in side is a seaga read reviews about this drive all positive have used for year and half now it failed come to find out the drive in side is a seagate all is lost now ! The computer I am using is fifteen years old and beat to heck hard drive still good Don't buy this backup drive …
- Written by John A from Union pier
1 of 2 people found this useful
Good Drive with Minor Installation Issues
I have been happy with the performance of this drive since setting it up to back up three separate Macs on my home network. Using I have been happy with the performance of this drive since setting it up to back up three separate Macs on my home network. Using an Airport Extreme, I now have a great piece of redundancy in place. Setup was a bit annoying as I needed to first plug the drive into a computer and could not setup over my network. This may be the case for any drive you plug into an Airport Extreme, but I feel like the LaCie software was the cause. Additionally, the LaCie installation software wouldn't fully install and allow me to register. This, of course, does not affect the performance of the drive which is extremely quiet--no sign of the mating of modem cacophony mentioned in a few reviews. None of the issues are dealbreakers since I don't really need the additional features offered, but you may run into issues if you are buying specifically for the additional software. …
- Written by Brian K from Balitmore
Ok hard drive, some big bugs that need fixing.
Storage and speed isn't an issue. Though I wish there was a Thunderbolt 2 port on it, I'm fine with USB 3. What I don't like is ho Storage and speed isn't an issue. Though I wish there was a Thunderbolt 2 port on it, I'm fine with USB 3. What I don't like is how noisy it can get (It sounds like two 56k modems are mating) and there's this weird bug where when it stays inactive for a little while it then kicks on with that same horrid noise, then locks up the computer for 10 seconds. …
- Written by Lisa G from Westport
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the LaCie 3TB USB Desktop Hard Drive work using Drag and Drop, or just via Time Machine? I have an old Macbook Pro, OSX 10.6.8.
- Asked by Phyllis M C from Oakland
- Jan 1, 2015
Can two computers share the same external hard drive?
- Asked by Kenneth S from Darlinghursst
- Oct 18, 2012
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
Can I store all of my ITunes movies, TV series, using my iMac and store them on this product then access them when wanted as if they were on the iMac?
- Asked by Cary C from Sunny Isles Beach
- Dec 24, 2014
Yes, you can do that. I currently am doing that with my 2008 iMac, storing all my media on an exter Yes, you can do that. I currently am doing that with my 2008 iMac, storing all my media on an external hard drive. I've got all my iTunes and Aperture data on an external drive and the iMac locates all the info and works just fine. I've then set my Time Machine to backup the external drive in addition to my internal iMac drive. My goal was the same as yours, to reduce the amount of space on my internal 1T iMac disc. It all works perfectly! You can find directions on how to set this up online - sorry I don't recall offhand exactly where I got the directions to do this. Start with google and I'm sure you'll find it! Enjoy …
- Answered by Barry B from Raleigh
- Jan 2, 2015
is it compatible with Yosemite?
- Asked by Fjoralda D from Kew Gardnes
- Dec 5, 2014
Yes it is
- Answered by Alistair B
- Feb 18, 2015
What is the warranty period for this Hard Drive ? (LaCie 2TB Porsche Design P'9233 USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive)
- Asked by John L from Orpington
- Nov 14, 2012
It is 2 years, you can register the drive with lacie on their site so you will always no how long yo It is 2 years, you can register the drive with lacie on their site so you will always no how long you have left. …
- Answered by Pete L from Manchester
- Jan 1, 2013
- Asked by Julian M from Fpo
- Oct 19, 2014
It does not have any of those connections. The only connection is a proprietary USB 3.0 connection It does not have any of those connections. The only connection is a proprietary USB 3.0 connection (you have to use their cable). There is a 12V (requires 1.5 Amps) power connection and the power button. Nothing else. …
- Answered by Jeffrey M from Littleton
- Dec 30, 2014