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LaCie - Porsche Design P'9230 2TB External USB 3.0/2.0 Hard Drive - Aluminum-Angle_Standard

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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backup drive for Macs!

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

    Real easy to set up, Lacie drives are always well designed and work great with Macs. Hooked it up, started time machine, and haven't had to think about it since. All of the included software was not needed because of the OSX software handling things automatically so I can not speak to that. Drive capacity and function is pretty much the same as the other options available but the price is just a bit more for the design and name brand but I felt that the difference was worth it to get something I knew there would be no problems with and I have not regretted it yet. It is pretty quiet, sitting on a shelf about a foot away, I never even think about it being there, it just does its thing. The light on the drive was difficult to see from the way I had it positioned but then again, it isn't something that flashes continually keeping me up at night due to lighting up the room in annoying bursts so maybe that's a plus...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bought for my home office-It is defective.

    Posted
    goldenmike

    I bought this and installed it per enclosed directions. The light came on and it 'appeared' to be working. A short period of time later, I noticed it had no light. I took it to an APPLE Store and they tested it, tried it on a new MAC laptop and determined it was 'Dead On Arrival' = not working. It was suggested I return it for a NEW one at NO COST to the manufacturer. I cannot locate an email address to address my problem to and the online addresses I have found for LaCie are not email worthy. RICHJO…..do you or anyone else on this site have an Idea for an email address to direct my complaint to? How did you/all of you get satisfaction for a defective device and were you able to get another one FREE? Please respond to this through my contact address. Thanks, GM

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Frequent shutdowns

    Posted
    JeffeR
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I bought this as a desktop USB3.0 drive for backing up my work PC (HP Elitebook 8740W), but it never completed a single backup successfully. The drive would appear to work at first, but after a period of time, the backup would fail, and the activity light on the drive would be off. It appeared to shut itself off at random times and refused to turn back on (I would have to unplug the AC power connector for several minutes with the power switch turned off to bring it back to life). Some online research made it sound like the USB 3.0 implementation on my computer might be at fault. However, I ended up returning the drive to Best Buy and picking up a Toshiba portable 1TB drive and it has been working just fine for weeks with no random shutdowns.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Working GREAT!

    Posted
    CAPCompany
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I just bought this item a week ago. I was very excited because of the capacity 2TB and quickness to transfer files. I had all my pictures, videos, documents and etc on my MacPro Labtop and I need LaCie to be my storage unit. I have Airport Extreme Wireless modem. I connect my LaCie to the modem. To be honest I was having trouble but I google my problem and boom, it's all fix. I love how my Apple Airport Extreme is able to connect to my hard drive because I'm able to transfer all my file through Wi-Fi. One more thing, it's very very quiet!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality died in less than an hour

    Posted
    TomHog
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I picked this up for standard backup use. I is a bit of a pain because when you get it there the disk is not formatted you need to format it before using it. I managed to get past that point, then when I moved the case on my desk it stopped working. I can only get it to work if I hold the cable that connects to the back of the case just right. It is clear after looking at it that the connection is poorly done, likely the solder was not done correctly and the USB 3.0 plug is not making contact unless you hold it just right... that is a shame. The case is nice and sturdy... but if it is made like this I wouldn't recommend it. It will be returned this afternoon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Software wouldn't load...

    Posted
    Hurlnet
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    When I first tried to load the LaCie set up assistant, the symbol and the progress bar was there, but nothing happened. I thought it was because of my anti virus software so I terminated the software load and shut the anti virus program down. Same thing, but I did get the rest of the space available of the disc as "unallocated space", which I formatted manually. Now I have two partitions on it as a result. So I have mixed feeling about this. It works. I guess that's all that matters right now but I would definitely make another choose for an external hard rive. Maybe your results will be different. Never had this kind of a problem with a previous LaCie drive...curious.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 2TB Drive. I have 4 of them and love them.

    Posted
    AHymes
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I bought 4 of these to use for Video Streaming. They are compact, quiet, and cool running. I have them connected to USB3 ports and no problems at all. The only issue I had to figure out was the light kept turning off in the front of the drive. I found out that it's because they are going into power saving "sleep" mode. The cool part is you can fully configure that feature through the provided or downloaded Lacie Drive Manager. Completely satisfied and love that you can configure them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backup drive!

    Posted
    HBrandon

    This drive is great for anyone who needs secure file storage! It looks good. Works perfectly. Allows data encryption. Is very easy to setup. Runs quietly and doesn't overheat. On/Off switch is great. The drive looks awesome. And you get 10 gigs of wuala cloud storage for free. I personaly love wuala. In my opinion it's better than dropbox because the files are encrypted locally before they are sent to the cloud, so nobody can access them but me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Zip, zero, nada

    Posted
    RichJO
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I tried installing this drive to two different computers, a Windows 7 laptop and an XP desktop. Each time, the drive beeped 11 times and that was it - no installation. The computers recognized there was a device there, but never were able to install drivers. I tried downloading the LaCie desktop manager from their website to see if that would help, but all I got was a message that no compliant device was found. I've sent a report to LaCie; I'm waiting for a reply.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DOA - clicks like a freight train

    Posted
    lightchaser

    Severely disappointed in Lacie.... I have two other lacie drives. After this experience I am going back to seagate. The drive makes steady, loud, clicking noises. ( loud like metallic ). I have had other drives fail over the years and have never heard clicking this loud, let alone brand new and directly out of the box. I wouldn't trust it to last.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality and performance

    Posted
    sbabcock

    I would recommend this drive to anybody who really cares about quality. It's quiet, does not overheat, and the design is excellent. It's supplied with USB 3.0, backward compatible with 2.0. All software is easy to install and understandable, and the drive comes with 10 GB of free storage space on wuala. I really enjoy using it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Failed

    Posted
    Ashler

    After 4 months of use this hard drive failed. I asked a genius bar rep if he new anything about LaCie drives and he said he'd seen more of them fail than any other external hard drive. I shouldn't have wasted my money, I will continue to stick with Seagates which have never failed, having one that is twelve years old and is still used everyday is something I could never say for LaCie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DOA

    Posted
    Pumehana

    Should have waited to buy this drive until I was ready to install it. After about 6 weeks, I did get a chance to install it and it was a dud. Took it back to the Apple Store where I bought it and they wouldn't take it. back. Bummer, 'cause I'm not really into $135 paperweights! PS, I have another LaCie drive, not as fancy, that works fine with my MacBook Pro.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lasted one month...

    Posted
    Spade115

    I bought this 2TB External to store all my information that I previously had on my 500 mb external. Now I transfered everything over and cleared up my little one and the 2tb dies, Have a buddy check it out and the External memory went bad. So Everything I was able to save from my previous external is gone and I cannot retrieve the information.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice!

    Posted
    JoyMnr

    Great desktop drive. Works very well. The enclosure is made of aluminum and seems to be very sturdy. I bought this drive because of its design and because of USB 3.0 speed, to back up my PC. It is indeed very speedy. Overall I am super pleased with the performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Porsche Design but software??

    Posted
    captaincarla
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Looks attractive, however it's a bit pricey. Runs as frequently as you'd like it to but runs with a louder audible tone (machine running sound) normally even when NOT backing up in addition to a flashing light when it IS backing up. It's in my bedroom currently and it's annoying - I have to shut off every night.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    unbelieveable, defective,

    Posted
    zahmbee
    • My Best Buy® Member

    what can I say? this unit didn't work at all. the aluminum case is nice but the unit could never load it's own software into my HP H8-1214 computer. The software looked like it was stuck somehow. there was obviously a manufacturing issue with this thing. I'm going back to western digital.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for the money

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

    I had installation problems (the drive didn't install properly on the first try). Customer service was phenomenal and actually walked me through each step. They were quick with their replies to my ticket and I got it reinstalled with minimal problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Drive for Backups

    Posted
    RobZ32
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Excellent external drive, I use it manly for backups and its great. It run a bit warm but that's only when it's under heavy load (backing up) LaCie has always made great products and this doesn't fall short. I highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything you could want in a backup drive!

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

    Runs quietly. Doesn't heat up too much. Software easy to use. Great value for your money. It's design and metal casing are a plus. I accidentally dropped it and it still works, unlike my previous drive

    I would recommend this to a friend