I was recently at a consumer electronics show, talking to the folks at Seagate
about what was new and exciting in their lineup. Some of what they were showing included devices from LaCie
, Seagate's premium brand of world-class storage solutions. One of the LaCie devices of interest was their 2TB P9227 Porsche Design USB-C mobile hard drive, as shown in the promotional image below.
The drive in question features a USB C connector, with adapters to make it compatible with USB 3.1/3.0/2.0. It comes pre-installed with some useful utility software, and you can choose from either silver or gold finishes and capacities of 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB. Before taking a look at the unit to be reviewed, let's look at some published data on the drive, as taken from the official product page
on the LaCie website...
Features and Specifications:
Out of a collaboration born in 2003, a trailblazing tech firm and an iconic design house have forged another functional showpiece. The LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive welds forward-thinking technology from LaCie with immaculate style from Porsche Design.
» All Aluminum construction.
» Reversible USB C connector.
» 2 year warranty.
» 84 x 128 x 10mm/ 3.3 x 5 x 0.4in slim design
» 193g/6.8 oz
» USB 3.1/USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatible using included USB C to USB adapter.
» LaCie Backup Assistant
» Eco mode
» LaCie Private-Public (protect data with AES 256-bit encryption via download)
» LaCie Backup Assistant (easy way to set up automatic computer backups)
» LaCie Private-Public (protect data with AES 256-bit encryption*)
» Eco mode (for energy savings)
» System Requirements:
» Computer with a USB-C or USB Type-A port
» Latest version of Mac OS® X 10.5 and later / Windows® 7 and later
» Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
» Whats Included:
» LaCie Porsche Design Mobile Drive
»USB-C to USB-A cable
»Quick Install Guide
While you may be excited thinking this hard drive might be supercharged like a Porsche brand car, Porsche Design is more of a luxury brand design shop that has less to do with automobiles, and more to do with clothing, watches, and accessories.