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LaCie - Porsche Design P'9230 3 TB 3.5" External Hard Drive-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stay Away!! Both crashed a month apart!

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    StevieT
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    Gotta say this is the first time I've given a review, but I am compelled by the complete trash that Seagate has become!! I purchased these LaCie Porsche P'9320 #TB external hard drives thinking I was getting a good drive. Love the design and the feel of the drives and the stability of the horizontal lay. I purchased one in late 2013 and another in early 2014. The first one crashed a month ago, just past warranty (I think 3 years) and the other just followed suit today, a month later!! The cost to recover data? $1700@!!! When I researched further, it was then that I realized these drives used Seagate Barracuda disks. I should have known, literally. I am a photographer and to have both your main and backup go down is a big blow. Several years ago I had a WD fail and WD replaced a 320GB drive with a 4TB U-series raid setup and worked to help recover my data, all outside the warranty. I have 8 WD drives now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crazy write speeds for a HDD

    Posted
    Adam1080
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    I was expecting decent speeds with this drive over USB 3.0, but not as high as I am seeing. Writing from my SSD in my Lenovo Thinkpad Helix to this drive I am seeing 195 MB/s. I moved 100GB of data in less than 9 minutes. For a hard drive, that is fantastic. I am seeing comparable speeds on Samsung 840 SSDs(connected via USB 3.0). I'm so happy with the speed of this 3TB drive, I may buy a second one. On a side note... Don't format the drive yourself! Use the LaCie included software and don't delete it off the drive once formatted. I deleted the software and my write speeds dropped to 110 MB/s. Once I added it back, they returned to 195 MB/s.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great external hard drive for backup

    Posted
    seoassoc
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    After having two Western Digital hard drives fail within 2 years of purchase and being basically brand new since I only backed up my data every 6 months, I was disgusted. A techie pointed me in the direction of the LaCie as a product with better components. I lost 16 years of backup data with Western Digital's two "My Book." Happy with the LaCie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice sleek design with helpfull software.

    Posted
    HDfamilyman
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    This 3 tb drive is fairly small and sleek. USB 3.0 is a nice update. The box promised 10 Gig of space online but the online service only provides 5Gig once one registers their drive. I contacted customer service but not much help there they just reiterated the website to go to to register my HD. Overall a very good product for backing up files. Will sinc with other Mac products quite easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty, but pretty noisy

    Posted
    OriginalGangster
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    This drive is super-looking and a pretty good deal. That's why I got it. Fortunately you can set drives to sleep, otherwise the fan noise would really get to me. The Lacie engineers could have done a better job with making this thing quiet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great, looks nice, easy to use

    Posted
    TheMadMusician
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    Overall I think this is a great external hard drive. Nice solid case, on/off switch (many do not have this). The lack of USB 3.0 means it takes more time to transfer files, but that is not an issue for me since I mainly am using it for archiving.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of storage for a low price.

    Posted
    AugieDoggy
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    This is my 3rd LaCie drive. These drives are perfect for the large format photo files I work with. Seamless integration with my iMac. Fast data transfer. Next drive I purchase will be NAS and will definitely look at what LaCie has to offer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Drive

    Posted
    Kev82
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    Bought this to replace a LaCie that died on me after five years. My MacBook Pro recognizes it quickly and Lightroom finds it just as quickly. Its well built and seems very solid, I would highly recommend this drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for everyday usage

    Posted
    Mphoto35040
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    I like the Lacie products mainly because they keep the power supply the same with all their units. I also like the easy way to store and label. I do not like the idea that best buy does not carry them continuously.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    quick desktop drive with a great design

    Posted
    Julian94
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    Brought my drive home, plugged it into my MacBook and was backing up to Time Machine within 5 minutes. Easy to use and looks great, would definitely recommend this drive to my friends

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    djderyck
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    Great product. Very strong and sturdy and small enough to be a great travel drive. Wish it had at least firewire connection to be able to use it as an HD video editing drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Porsche backup drive is awesome

    Posted
    georgeg100
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    This was the easier product to install and get running that i have seen. The Porsche backup is silent and the blue light lets me know it is working!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Its and Okay External Hard Drive

    Posted
    KeepIt100
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    I bought this external hard drive but returned it before using because I I was afraid that I would not work as well as another external hard drive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High quality hard drive

    Posted
    Operafan49
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    Needed a large capacity hard drive for backups and to archive my 6,000 classical CDs. This drive is a perfect math.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good desktop storage.

    Posted
    Beygo
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    I store a lot of photos and I'm beginning to work on video as well, so this hard drive is excellent for my usage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great external hard drive.

    Posted
    Jennis
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    This external hard drive is priced well. It looks nice and is fast. I am happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good product use it all time when i travel

    Posted
    goodsale1
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    love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great with iMac

    Posted
    Surffishtn
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    Works great with time machine to back up hard drive with pictures and movies

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Still dont understand it

    Posted
    Smiley241
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    If its your first time backing up its kind of hard still dont understand it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I was looking for.

    Posted
    kiasmom
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    It was what I needed for backup for home having multiple computers there.

    I would recommend this to a friend