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LaCie - Porsche Design Mobile Drive 1TB External USB 3.1 Gen 1 Portable Hard Drive - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but trouble

    Posted
    Customer2018

    Bought this to use with MacBook Pro 2016 after seeing the positive reviews. It failed while I was overseas. When I returned I was outside the 15 day return period of Best Buy. So I had to return it to LaCie, who sent me a refurbished drive. I would have preferred to get a refund, but that was not an option. Today I began to use the refurbished drive. I followed the instructions in the setup assistant to the letter. Unfortunately, inexplicably, the software created two volumes--one very small one apparently with some drive software in MS-DOS format, and a second very large one in Mac extended journaled, presumably available for backup with Time Machine. But Time Machine recognized only the first, which means I would have very little space for backups. I then searched for and followed the instructions to erase both volumes. I restarted the computer multiple times throughout the processes. But Time Machine still recognizes only the useless volume. It is not worth any more time trying to get this to work. I will not buy another LaCie produce.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent in Every Way

    Posted
    Triedemall
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Excellent in every way. I use this physically small external drive (with large data storage space) for Time Machine backup with my desktop iMac. No formatting, no installation hassle, no problem. Every Lacie product I've bought has worked perfectly and still works while some other brands have fallen by the wayside. And it's nice that it is powered by the computer's Data port so there's no charger or power cord to add more clutter to my desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like advertised.

    Posted
    Chepito
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this for my MacBook Air 2018 time machine, and also for my Mac desktop, it works great, only thing is if you are backing up your desktop or laptop with a lot of stuff it will take a long time, but at the end it does the job and for the price its a great buy. very nice design, very portable, and looks great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Zero stars; they all seem to fail at 2 yrs

    Posted
    Frank
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought one Rugged LaCie external drive; it failed just before the 2 yr warranty ended; had to pay shipping and they replaced. Later bought another one; it failed 1 1/2 months after the 2 . yr warranty was over and they refused to give me a courtesy extension. The WD My Passport for Mac (and their other PC products) at least give you a three year warranty! I would advise avoiding all LaCie allegedly "rugged" products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Portable. External Hard Drive.

    Posted
    rako95
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    My Toshiba External/Portable Hard Drive broke after 5 years. I purchased the new 2017 MacBook Pro w/Touchbar which has only USB-C. The Apple store recommended me to buy this hard drive or G-Tech. Price is insanely high. But...I am a sucker for "nice design". It works well, fast, and it comes with USB-C ->USB-C & USB-C to regular USB adapter which was a plus. Saving me $10-XX on a dongle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use

    Posted
    JeffC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is my second Porsche backup drive and for me the best thing about it is that it is simple. I'm one of those guys who is easily frustrated when technology is more complicated that it seems it should be, so this is my kind of product. Easy to use and plenty fast for my needs. I appreciate the recommendation I received from the employees in the store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fine external drive w/moderate price for MacBook

    Posted
    JoJo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I needed a new external drive in order to make sure I had my older 15.4" MacBook Pro laptop backed up before I had some major work done on it. I wanted a reliable product, but didn't want to make a major "investment level" purchase for this drive and definitely did want something I felt would be competent for the job. This product was a good size, good price and did a perfect job for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, slim external drive.

    Posted
    Chuck
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this as a backup (Time Machine) drive for me Mac. It’s very fast when using USB-C (thunderbolt) and only slightly slower on USB. It’s well built, looks nice, and is very slim. My only complaint is that it gets pretty hot when it’s been running a bit. Overall good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great and easy to use

    Posted
    WendyD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought this to perform a Time Machine backup for my MacBook Pro before it was sent in on a hard drive recall. Very easy to plug in get Time Machine image. Once I got the laptop back, again just plugged it in and performed the restore. No hiccups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Picture perfect

    Posted
    Magpie88
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Bought this for transferring photos from my MacBook cloud account for additional storage. Easy set up but problems with transferring photos in order by date. Not sure why they describe the color as silver/orange, it is silver, but no orange .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple to use, adequate back up software

    Posted
    Rich814
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The drive has lots of storage (1TB) at a reasonable price, It is light weight which is important because I take it on the road. It was simple to set up and the basic backup software is more than adequate for my laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Handy device for storage.

    Posted
    Brit
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have a bunch of photos that I wanted to back up. This is such a handy tool to keep my memories safe. I put all my pictures on it and stored it safely in my home safe to make sure they are protected for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works really well for storing photography files.

    Posted
    Conner
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This works really good for my photos. I’m a photographer and I shoot in raw so I use up so much storage on my computer. This is really useful for clearing my storage out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Deal

    Posted
    ronniev
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This was a great deal. Only complaint is that it is all aluminum so it can scratch your MacBook if you use it with one. Must keep it separated in a bag when you travel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast USB 3 drive

    Posted
    mundia
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Works well with desktop and laptops. It won't connect to USB C connector on cell phones. It's due to power requirement of the drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great storage device for Macbook

    Posted
    Burchboy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Worked great with MacBook Time Machine. Easy to setup and use. Also purchased on clearance so got a great price. Would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excelent design

    Posted
    JnOrnelas
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It is a first class product. The design is beautiful and the performance is outstanding. I define rly recommend it if you have a last generation MacBook

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME 1TB Drive

    Posted
    RichardMas
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This 1TB drive is one of the best I have ever owned! It has the coolest design and feels like it was made by Apple, AMAZING QUALITY!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another excellent Lacie Product

    Posted
    AZTEXASAG
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Years ago, I bought a Lacie DVD burner and it was an excellent product. This external hard drives is the same. Portable, durable, and works very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Good I Own 3

    Posted
    joshuagifford
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    If you’re a media professional or just want backups of your dog photos this is a perfect solution. It’s fast. It’s lightweight. It’s compact. It’s priced well.

    I would recommend this to a friend