LaCie intros Porsche Design drive for Macs with SSD and USB 3.0, helps the speed match the name

Porsche Design may not be directly involved in building German supercars, but there are certain expectations to be met, aren't there? LaCie is rolling out a new version of its Porsche Design hard drive skewed towards Mac owners that should offer more of the performance you'd associate with the automotive brand. The P'9223 Slim SSD is a third thinner than its ancestor but carries the option of a 120GB SSD that makes the most of the USB 3.0 port. If all runs well, nearly any Mac launched in 2012 can shuttle data along at a brisk 400MB per second. Demanding Mac fans will need to pay $150 for the flash-based edition to have the P'9223 feel truly Porsche-like; others only have to spend $100 if they're content with the Volkswagen pace of a 500GB spinning drive.

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LaCie Announces Thinner, Faster Porsche Design Drive for Apple Fans

October 24, 2012

Today LaCie, together with Porsche Design, announced the P'9223 Slim SSD. This product is the latest extension of the Porsche Design portfolio and the fastest LaCie USB hard drive to date. It combines USB 3.0 speeds with an optional SSD to maximize performance, and its sleek form factor echoes the aluminum exterior of Apple's MacBook Pro® and MacBook Air®.


Designed with Apple® enthusiasts in mind, the LaCie P'9223 Slim SSD version is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 interface is bus-powered and delivers 400MB/s transfer speeds. This allows a photographer to move large photo files in no time while in the field. Thanks to UAS* support, this product gets even better speeds on the latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or MacBook Pro with Retina Display running the most recent version of OS X® Lion or Mountain Lion.


The LaCie P'9223 Slim is the thinnest 2.5-inch storage device from LaCie – 30 percent thinner than the previous edition. The slim design, sturdy aluminum and SSD technology allow creative professionals to slip the drive in a laptop bag without worrying about accidental drops.


Since 2003, LaCie and Porsche Design have worked closely to deliver products that are technically inspired, delivering flawless functionality in its purest form. Each company complements the other, with technical influence from LaCie, together with an exclusive design and luxury brand presented by Porsche Design.


The Porsche Design Slim P'9223 is available in 120GB SSD and 500GB HDD through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Partners starting at $99.99. For more product information, visit visit