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LaCie Brings Sexy Back: Porsche-Designed HDDs

by Adriana Lee | June 29, 2011June 29, 2011 8:15 am PST

Is it just me, or is the über-pragmatic external hard drive getting sexier as time goes on?

Who’da thunk that just a few scant years ago, HDDs were the unsung hero and back-end workhorse of corporate and personal offices, chugging along in the background to save thousands of emails, photos and docs.

With looks like this, though, this bit of hardware from LaCie might as well take centerstage.

LaCie has a penchant for the cool aluminum, futuristic design, and these scratch-proof beauties are no exception. The minimalistic Porsche Design P9220 Mobile and P9230 Desktop drives are evocative of the sleek racing cars put out by its namesake. The P’9220 is slim, portable 5-incher with 500GB of space, and the P’9230 is a heavyweight drive boasting a roomy 1TB.

Speaking of racing, the drives offer speedy USB 3.0 connections (as well as backward compatibility to USB 2.0), and works with both Macs and PCs.

Best part? Unlike actual Porsches, they’re not outrageously expensive: The P’9220 starts at $105 for 500GB (with a terabyte version in the works), and the desk-bound P’9230 sells for $120 USD (1TB) and $160 (2TB). (The site currently includes a “Notify me when it arrives” link next to the P’9230, so hopefully ordering will open soon.)

CrunchGear got to review the little guy (P’9220), so hit up the source link for more on that, or visit the company site directly for info.

Anyone picking one of these bad boys up?

[via CrunchGear, LaCie]


Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz...

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