Designed by Porche and manufactured by LaCie, the $150 LaCie P’9223 Slim 120GB SSD delivers a capable and compact USB 3.0 storage solution. The external drive is thin, sleek and matches your Mac with its aluminum casing.
Performance wasn’t sacrificed for looks however, as the drive showed read times of 452.5 MBps running our in-house 10GB file copy test and 356.6 MBps running our 10GB folder copy test. Compared to OWC’s Envoy Pro, another USB 3.0 external drive with flash storage, the P’9223 scored 11 percent faster on folder read test, and 6 percent faster in the file read test.
- LaCie P’9223 Slim (120GB SSD) 452.4
- OWC Envoy Pro (250GB SSD) 423.5
Read 10GB Folder
- LaCie P’9223 Slim (120GB SSD) 356.6
- OWC Envoy Pro (250GB SSD) 318.7
Results are in megabytes per second. Longer bars/higher results are better.
The write tests went the other way, with the Envoy scoring slightly better than the P’9223. Our test showed a write speed of 192.5 MBps when dealing with a 10GB file, and 184 MBps when dealing with a 10GB folder. Comparing that to the Envoy we can see that the P’9223 was about 10 percent slower than the Envoy in both write tests.