LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive Review
By David Ramsey
Manufacturer: Seagate Technology PLC
Product Name: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive
Part Number: STFE80001000
Price As Tested: MSRP $199.99 / $249.99 / $349.99 (4TB/5TB/8TB)
Full Disclosure: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. provided the product sample used in this article.
LaCie is a well-known brand to Mac users, as it started as a company supporting Macs in the early 1990s. Acquired by Seagate Technology in 2012, it now serves as Seagate’s “premium brand”, designing “world-class storage solutions for photographers, videographers, audio professionals, and other power users.” Utilizing the latest USB-C connector and providing up to 8GB of storage as well as simultaneously charging your laptop computer, the LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive is powerful, stylish, and usable with any computer with a USB 3.0/3.1 port. There are other features as well, which Benchmark Reviews will test in this review of this interesting external drive system.
|Capacity||4TB / 5TB / 8TB|
|Interface||USB 3.1 (Gen.1)|
|Form Factor||123mm x 178mm x 39mm|
|Weight||870 g / 1.9 lbs|
|Transfer rate||5Gb/s (max theoretical speed)|
|Platform||Win 7 or later, Mac OS X 10.5 or later|
|Software||LaCie Backup Assistant
LaCie Desktop Manager
Let’s take a look at this drive in the next section.