Let’s be totally honest here, Lacie peripherals are ridiculously expensive. $120 for a 1TB external hard drive is approximately twice as much as whatever Newegg currently has on sale from a different, no-name vendor you’ve never heard of. You could buy that hard drive and it would, in theory, do exactly what this Lacie Porsche Design P’9230 would do – it just won’t do it as well. When Lacie and Porsche Design get together and make computer peripheral love children the end result is exactly what you’d expect. They’re expensive, incredibly good-looking and ridiculously fast. When it comes to pieces of hardware that are going to sit on your desk for the whole world to see, do you want some plastic piece of crap or do you want a solid aluminum Porsche that has a need for speed?