LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive Review


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LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive Review

By David Ramsey

Manufacturer: Seagate Technology PLC
Product Name: LaCie Porsche Design Desktop Drive
Part Number: STFE80001000
UPC: 763649089941
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
Eco Mode
Warranty  2 years

Let’s take a look at this drive in the next section.


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