LaCie would like you to back up into a Porsche

Subject: Storage | July 15, 2016 - 02:46 PM |
Tagged: usb type-c, usb 3.1, Porsche Design Desktop Drive, LaCie, external hdd

LaCie's newest external drive is called the Porsche Design Desktop Drive and comes in 4, 5 and 8TB models, giving you plenty of room to back up important files and to take your stories with you when travelling.  It connects via Type-C USB 3.1, finally giving you a peripheral to plug into that port on your motherboard although it requires an AC power adapter to be plugged in when in use.  Benchmark Reviews tested the drive and saw reads and writes hitting just under 180MB/s which is not bad, although far short of the theoretical maximum performance of the new USB protocol.  You can check out the full review here.

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"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."

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July 15, 2016 | 04:03 PM - Posted by Wagnsson (not verified)

Maybe pointless, but Porsche Design is not a subdivision of Porsche, the automotive company. Sure, go back to Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and you'll find they sprung from the same family tree, but that is as far as it goes. I'm just tired of the same memes used online whenever either of the companies are brought up. Futile, I know, but eh. Have a nice day.

July 15, 2016 | 05:24 PM - Posted by D00mM4r1n3

According to Wikipedia it is a subsidiary: Porsche Design Group (Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG), based in Ludwigsburg, Germany, was founded in November 2003 as a majority-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG

July 15, 2016 | 06:26 PM - Posted by Wagnsson (not verified)

If by that you mean it was founded by Butzi in 1972, then sure, whatever.

July 15, 2016 | 07:53 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Still made myself laugh.

July 16, 2016 | 01:56 PM - Posted by Bianchi4Me (not verified)

Made me smile too, but not as much as Capt. Killjoy Clueless with his totally unnecessary (and totally incorrect) "correction" to your joke.

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