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LaCie 500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive

B&H # LAHDMP500 Mfr # 301998
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Product Highlights
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • Data Transfers Up to 5Gbps
  • Capacity of 500GB
  • Backup and Password Protection Software
  • Wuala Cloud Storage with 10GB
  • Eco-Mode
  • Portable, Classic Design
  • Windows and Mac Compatible

LaCie's 500GB Porsche Designed Portable Hard Drive is a small, high-capacity, high-speed external portable hard drive with a sophisticated, bold look and a thick, protective 3mm aluminum-casing. This drive can store a maximum capacity of 500GB and, using the USB 3.0 interface, can transfer that data at up to 5Gbps. To note, while Mac OS X doesn't natively support USB 3.0, you can add USB 3.0 to your Mac computer by installing LaCie's USB 3.0 Mac driver and a LaCie USB 3.0 computer card. The USB 3.0 interface is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0, so you can connect it to any computers that use this older interface.

Along with the drive, you will receive an online Wuala cloud storage account with 10GB for a year and software that includes LaCie's Public-Private as well as Backup Assistant. With this software, you can easily password protect your drive and manage crucial backups for your computer. For managing your power-settings on the drive, included with the software is also an automatic eco-mode that boasts upwards of 40% energy savings.

With 3mm of strong aluminum casing surrounding the drive inside, you can be sure that your data is solidly protected. LaCie and Porsche worked together to combine form and function -resulting in a mobile drive that looks great (and works great)-no matter where you take it
The drive's USB 3.0 interface can transfer data at up to 5Gbps
USB 3.0 interface is backwards compatible with USB 2.0
As part of the included software, the eco-management mode automatically puts the drive in standby mode so as to reduce the energy-use by upwards of 40%
With this drive, you receive 10GB of Wuala Online Storage for one year to securely store and share your data online
With LaCie Private-Public software preloaded on the drive, it's easy to make sure that your files are secure and protected, no matter where you go. Benefit from an AES 256-bit encryption algorithm. Requires MacFUSE to run on your Mac computer
As part of the included software, Backup Assistant is an easy, worry-free, automatic means of backing up your Mac or Windows computer files
Performance
Capacity 500 GB
Interface USB 3.0
Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
Drive Speed Not specified by the manufacturer
Buffer Not specified by the manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by the manufacturer
Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: Up to 5Gbps
USB 2.0: Up to 480Mbps
System Requirements 1x  USB 3.0 or 2.0 port
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Max OS X 10.5 (Intel only), 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
Minimum 600 MB of available disk space on your hard drive

Mac OS X does not natively support USB 3.0, so for USB 3.0 capabilities, you will need to install LaCie's Mac OS USB 3.0 driver and purchase a LaCie USB 3.0 card for your Mac
High-speed internet required for online storage
General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements USB (bus-powered)
Environmental Requirements Not specified by the manufacturer
Construction Aluminum
Dimensions 3.0 x 5.1 x 0.6" (77 x 130 x 15 mm)
Weight 8.5 oz (240 g)
LaCie 500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 Cable (Backwards Compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Complete Software Suite:
    LaCie Private-Public
    Backup Assistant
    Eco Mode
    Wuala
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    LaCie500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (7)
    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Attractive (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (4)
      • File transfer (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (3), Power user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7), Business (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (5), Mac (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great value, solid device!

      This hard drive is just great. It's sleek looking, easy to use and very durable. USB 3.0 is a nice bonus, although I do not have it yet, but I'm planning on...Read complete review

      This hard drive is just great. It's sleek looking, easy to use and very durable. USB 3.0 is a nice bonus, although I do not have it yet, but I'm planning on buying a PCI Express card sometime soon to be able to take the full advantage of the speed. The nice thing is that the drive offers backwards compatibility with USB 2.0. So buying it was a no-brainer decision for me. This drive is great for mobile back up and is very secure thanks to the optional data encryption and password-protection. I'm very happy with my purchase!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Nice design

      It is not easy to format Fat32

      It is not easy to format Fat32

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      Great HDD! Looks great and works great!

      By CJORDAN

      from Houston, Tx

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High Volume
        • Sensitive Materials

        Comments about LaCie 500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive:

        This is a great drive and not just for the price. Perfect size and as long as you have USB 3.0 it is just as fast as my internal SSD! I use this for work to store my unloaded virtual machines that I load whenever something goes wrong with the loaded one. Being able to download them to this drive from the network makes it so much more convenient. Takes anywhere from 1 to 5 hours to download them from the network onto my SSD but only minutes from this drive.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Looks slim and compact than I thought

        By Kim

        from NY

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Manage
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about LaCie 500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive:

          The design is looks like Mac design. Made of Full Aluminium. So I love this design. So compact.

          Also because of Aluminium, the heat takes time to increase the temperature.

          If you have Mac series, buy this HDD.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Very satisfied !

          By Meant2Be

          from Buena Park, CA

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Video

            Comments about LaCie 500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive:

            Best Portable Hard Drive I've ever own.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            it looks way better in person

            By krikkor

            from Miami Beach, Fl

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer

              Comments about LaCie 500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive:

              this is a straight forward external HD.
              does everything it should, and does it well.
              where it truly shines is in the looks department.
              boy it is one pretty little box!
              very light and small and sturdy as well, cheap too.
              what else could you possibly want?

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Excellent!

              By JBS

              from Bellingham, Washington

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Portable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about LaCie 500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive:

                Great design, fast, efficient. Swell to hold. What's to say? Clad in polished metal, it's a worthy piece of equipment that's nice to look at and easy to use.
                JBS

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                3.0

                Nice design

                By photographer

                from North Hollywood, CA.

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Portable
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • Photo Storage

                Comments about LaCie 500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive:

                It is not easy to format Fat32

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                LaCie - 500GB PORSCHE DESIGN

                By robert

                from Prague, Czech Republic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Multimedia

                  Comments about LaCie 500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive:

                  Great capacity, compact dimmension, nice design ! Bravo !

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Great value, solid device!

                  By Calloway

                  from Seattle, WA

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Encryption possibility
                  • excellent design
                  • good performance
                  • Good value
                  • solidly constructed

                  Cons

                  • no cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • extra storage

                  Comments about LaCie 500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive:

                  This hard drive is just great. It's sleek looking, easy to use and very durable. USB 3.0 is a nice bonus, although I do not have it yet, but I'm planning on buying a PCI Express card sometime soon to be able to take the full advantage of the speed. The nice thing is that the drive offers backwards compatibility with USB 2.0. So buying it was a no-brainer decision for me. This drive is great for mobile back up and is very secure thanks to the optional data encryption and password-protection. I'm very happy with my purchase!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Nice, compact and fast

                  By Taber M.

                  from Chicago, IL

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • attractive design
                  • Compact
                  • Fast
                  • Password protection
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • no cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Great portable drive

                  Comments about LaCie 500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive:

                  I've installed this drive relatively recently. It's been working flawlessly so far. The speed is great with USB 3. The design is excellent. I love the aluminum casing, it seems to be very solid, which is great for a portable drive. All in all, this drive is a good value.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Excellent device

                  By Rossifumi

                  from Indianapolis, IN

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Encryption possibility
                  • Good value for money
                  • Porsche design
                  • Tough aluminum casing

                  Cons

                  • All good

                  Best Uses

                  • File transfer
                  • Great portable drive

                  Comments about LaCie 500GB Porsche P'9220 USB 3.0 Mobile Hard Drive:

                  I bought this drive to exchange photos and videos with my friends. Most of them have one of these black plastic drives, which get so easily scratched. In comparison my LaCie drive looks very cool and solid with its aluminum casing. And it works great and easy!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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