Porsche Design hard drives come in a variety of capacities and colors and offer a 2-year warranty. They feature a high-quality aluminum finish and a minimalist design, making them attractive storage solutions for discerning computer users. But they also carry a premium price tag. In this article, we'll look at a couple of models from LaCie that are designed in collaboration with Porsche Design: the Porsche Design P9227 Mobile and the Porsche Design Desktop.
Both the desktop and mobile drive feature a sleek and sophisticated black color scheme that's sure to complement your new MacBook. The drives are designed especially for Mac computers, and they support Time Machine backups so you can easily keep your files backed up. The desktop drive comes with a USB-C port and is bus-powered, while the portable version requires a separate power source like a wall outlet or your laptop.
The drives use 2TB of high-performance Seagate drive, which is plenty for most people. The desktop model has a 256-bit AES encryption for security and comes with software to automate computer backups. The portable drive includes Genie Timeline Free and LaCie Private-Public software (which facilitates automatic computer backups, enables AES 256-bit encryption, and provides secure file sharing) but is less comprehensive than the Seagate backup programs.
The mobile drive is slightly smaller than the desktop counterpart and is a little lighter and more compact. The bundled USB-C to Type-A cable lets you connect it to both traditional Type-A and the newer Type-C ports on your laptop. Like the Seagate drive, the Porsche Design Mobile also supports USB 3.1 Gen 1 transfer rates. However, it lacks a built-in power-delivery function, which is a selling point for the Seagate model.