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LaCie Porche Design Slim Drive

Beyond USB keys (see previous post), LaCie also continues innovating with portable hard drives.

The LaCie Porche Design P'9223 Slim Drive is ridiculously slim and light (5 x 3.1 x 0.4 in.), yet still solid with an aluminum design.

You get a choice of hard disk or solid-state storage. The HDD model offers more capacity at 500 GB, while the SSD offers 120 GB, albeit with faster speeds (up to 400 MB/sec vs. 100 MB/s for HDD) plus additional shock resistance.

But price is still an issue for solid-state drives, as the 500 GB traditional hard drive is available for around $74, while the 120 GB SSD is around $139.

LaCie also stresses that the Porche Slim Drive is designed especially for the Mac. It's Time Machine compatible, and thinner than the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air (11 vs. 17 mm), with the same aluminum finish.

See my Holiday Gadgets and Wireless Accessories 2013 coverage for more on portable devices.

Find the LaCie Porche Slim Drive on Amazon.com

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