LaCie P9223 SLIM Porsche Design External SSD: Review & Specs

With speeds of 202.9 MB / s read and 123.5 MB / s write for large files, the LaCie P9223 SLIM Porsche Design external drive is an ultra-thin in lightning war. Its software is excellent.

LaCie P9223 SLIM Porsche Design

Disk USB 3.0 LaCie P9223 SLIM Porsche Design measures only 1.1 cm thick. Equipped with a 120 GB SSD module, it offers speeds of 202.9 MB / s read and 123.5 MB / s write for large file transfers.

 

The promise

LaCie launches new version of its slim external drive LaCie P9223 SLIM Porsche Design which is characterized by a housing ultrafine designed by Porsche Design. With a USB 3.0 interface, it features a 500 GB internal drive (about 100 euros) or 120 GB SSD (about 150 euros).

 

Reality

LaCie P9223 SLIM Porsche Design

In Windows 7, LaCie P9223 SLIM Porsche Design get maximum speeds of 279 MB / s read and 175 MB / s write. With the pilot UASP integrated flows increase Windows 8 with 340 MB / s read and 180 MB / s write. But it is under Mac OS disk LaCie achieves the best score with 439 MB / s read and 188 MB / s write! In short, the speed increase is most noticeable when playing files.

The aluminium black and silver LaCie P9223 SLIM Porsche Design is a marvel! It is also the thinnest with a thickness of only 1.1 cm (1.2 cm against the G-Drive slim G-Technology). The activity of the disc is indicated by a white LED, visible, positioned on the side of the housing. Book LaCie mini USB cable 3.0, but it is a little short (43 cm). Side software, disk backup program includes Genie Timeline and encryption program LaCie Private Public. This easily creates a secure area on the disk (AES 256 bits) to store your sensitive data. LaCie also offers a one-year subscription to 10 GB of storage space in the cloud.
Approaching 220 MB / s peak

The LaCie P9223 SLIM Porsche Design is not directly operational and contains only a 660 MB partition of Windows 7, you must run the setup program that allows you to choose between FAT32 (Mac and Windows) NTFS (Windows only) or a mixture of both. If you do create one, you have a storage space of 119 GB under Windows. Performance of the SSD makes sparks with top speeds of 218.7 MB actual / s read and 158.5 MB / s write (CrystalDiskMark test). For the transfer of large files, such as DivX 700 MB, measure speeds of 202.9 MB / s read and 123.5 MB / s write. Scores similar to those of Rugged USB3 uses the same SSD, Crucial M4. In comparison, an excellent external hard drive easily exceeds the 110 MB / s.
Finally, the disk LaCie offers good rates for medium sized files (MP3, JPEG). Admittedly, the writing speed drop (only 42.4 MB / s for photos Jpeg). But it remains very satisfactory compared to the average (about 30 MB / s).

The verdict

The LaCie P9223 SLIM Porsche Design is a success with its sleek, ultra-thin and excellent performance. However, it will connect on a recent MacBook or a PC with Windows 8 to really benefit. We also appreciate the software package.

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