I got my hard drive yesterday and it's not quite what I was expecting.
"Safe, Strong, and Aluminum
The P'9230 protects your files with 3mm of aluminum casing surrounding the drive inside. This solid armor protects your data, gives the drive sophisticated substance, and even helps to dissipate heat. These properties help to protect the hard disk and prolong its lifespan. LaCie and Porsche Design worked together to combine form and function-resulting in a desktop hard drive that looks great on your desk and works as good as it looks."
Only the top and front panels are covered with aluminum, the rest is really cheap-feeling rough plastic. My OWC Mercury On-The-Go's acrylic enclosure makes the LaCie one feel like a toy in comparison.
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^ that's the bottom
^ that's the front panel
^ OWC hard drive on top of LaCie
Also it just dawned on me that USB 3.0 devices have weird ports since they have to be backwards compatible with USB 2.0 cables. So microUSB 3.0 ports have a microUSB 2.0 interface and likewise for my LaCie's USB 3.0 "whatever this is called" port.
^ 3.0 interface is the slim top connection, 2.0 is the fat bottom one.
Edited by miceblue - 5/1/13 at 1:18am