The LaCie Porsche Design P'9230 perfectly combines form and function. It's the product of a collaboration between one of the most renowned design firms in the world and LaCie. The P'9230 makes transfer files faster than ever with USB 3.0 performance, and has the capacity to hold all of your files. It also boasts a striking LED that both indicates power and lends sophisticated elegance.
Good disk Performance, Case Lacking
Pros: Inside is ST3000DM001 9YN166, which is a 7200rpm disk. Throughput was snappy. (And since I was comparing with a USB3.0 PQI thumbdrive that took 4x longer, it seemed really Snappy). There is a power BUTTON, not a power switch on the rear. The DC Adapter (wall wort) has different plugs that attach to it for USA, UK, European, and Australia 2-prong.
Cons: Case is HEAVY but not particularly robust. Case has SHARP EDGES and CORNERS. The Drive electronics are 6mm from the bottom exterior and the ventilation perforations are quite large. If your desk is a mess, be careful not to set it on a paperclip...
Other Thoughts: I use it for backup only and take it off the shelf weekly to use it. Formatting a 2.0GB partition on it NTFS took 3 hours 27 minutes. Out of the box it was formatted in 3 partitions and wanted you to use the LaCie partitioning tool.
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Fast & Sexy
Pros: I bought three of these drives for backup devices. The 7200 rpm internal drive is great as is the real power button on the back. The button comes in very handy sometimes. The drives are very good looking, and the LED isn't the blistering blazing LED of some other drives.
Cons: Price is on the higher side compared to other 3tb drives, but the 7200rpm is what you're paying for.
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“I bought three of these drives for backup devices. The 7200 rpm internal drive is great as is the real power button on the ...”— mark 9/15/2012
“Inside is ST3000DM001 9YN166, which is a 7200rpm disk. Throughput was snappy. (And since I was comparing with a USB3.0 ...”— 12/17/2012