ROG Strix Arion S500 Portable SSD — USB-C®3.2 Gen 2, NVMe SSD with DRAM and large SLC cache for up to 1050 MB/s transfers, 500 GB capacity, 256-bit AES disk and data encryption, NTI Backup Now EZ software, ASUS Aura Sync
BLAZING SPEEDS, EXCEPTIONAL COOLING
The ROG Strix Arion S500 is a portable NVMe® SSD with DRAM and USB-C® 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for blisteringly fast file transfers at up to 1050 MB/s. Made of aluminum alloy, this sleek and portable drive includes a thermal pad for effective heat dissipation, 256-bit AES disk and data encryption, ROG SSD Dashboard software for easy drive management, and exclusive ASUS Aura Sync lighting to give any gaming setup a unified look. With NTI Backup Now EZ software, ROG Strix Arion S500 is the ideal high-performance, mobile storage solution.
UNRIVALED TRANSFER SPEEDS
The ROG Strix Arion S500 is up to 12X faster* than standard external HDDs. Its high-performance Phison SSD is capable of delivering up to 1050 MB/s transfer speeds, and the SSD with DRAM memory and large SLC cache maximizes data performance and helps extend the SSD’s lifespan. At these speeds, a 100 GB file can be transferred in just two minutes.
*Disclaimer: Results based on internal comparison tests in Windows Performance mode against an ASUS FX external HDD 2 TB(EHD-A2T) for 100 GB file transfers. Test system configuration: ASUS TUF X570-PLUS, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, ZADAK DDR4-3000 8 GB x 2, Windows 10 20H2 64‑bit with UASP mode enabled.
The aluminum-alloy chassis houses a thermal pad to keep operating temperatures at an optimum level, enabling sustained high transfer speeds and supporting longevity.
COMPLETE DATA PROTECTION
EASY DRIVE MANAGEMENT
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Exclusive ASUS Aura Sync lighting technology provides ambient lighting across any rig for a unique, personalized look.