LaCie brings two new USB 3.0 external hard drives designed by Porsche Design, the P’9223 Mobile Drive and the P’9233 Desktop Drive. Both of them are designed and optimized for Mac, and feature Porsche Design aesthetic and aluminium casing that matches your Mac computers. They use USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface to offer a faster transfer rate, and are backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
The P’9223 mobile drive is USB-powered, meaning no extra power adapter is needed. It is available in 500GB and 1TB capacities. The lightweight, stylish drive weighs 240g. The P’9233 desktop hard drive, on the other hand, is based on 3.5-inch hard drive and needs external power supply. It features 5mm of solid aluminum casing surrounding for solid data protection. These USB 3.0 Porsche Design hard drives are compatible with Time Machine for seamless data backup. The P’9233 also includes Private/Public software to protect data from unauthorized access.
The portable Porsche Design P’9223 500GB and 1TB models are priced at $99.95 and $149.95 respectively. The P’9233 desktop drive comes in 2TB and 3TB capacities, that are available for $159.95 and $199.95, respectively.