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ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix Arion S500

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG Strix Arion S500, a portable NVMe® SSD with DRAM and USB-C® 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for file transfers at speeds of up to 1050 MB/s. Made of aluminum alloy, this sleek and easily portable drive features a thermal pad for effective heat dissipation, 256-bit AES disk and data encryption, ROG SSD Dashboard software for easy drive management, and exclusive Aura Sync lighting. It also includes NTI Backup Now EZ software, making it an ideal high-performance mobile storage solution. 

Unrivaled transfer speeds

Inside the ROG Strix Arion S500 is a high-performance Phison SSD that’s capable of 1050 MB/s transfer speeds, so it’s up to 12X faster than standard external HDDs. At those speeds, a 100 GB file can be transferred in just two minutes. In addition, the DRAM memory and large SLC cache maximize data performance and helps extend the lifespan of the SSD.

Exceptional Cooling

The aluminum-alloy chassis of the ROG Strix Arion S500 includes an internal thermal pad that keep operating temperatures at an optimum level to sustain high-speed data transfers. It also helps to prolong the lifespan of the device.

Complete data protection

The ROG Strix Arion S500 uses 256-bit AES disk and data encryption to ensure data security without affecting CPU performance. Additionally, it includes NTI Backup Now EZ software to protect all digital assets from malicious virus attacks and hardware failure. The data recovery feature also helps in instances when a file is accidentally deleted. 

For additional peace of mind, the user-friendly ROG SSD Dashboard interface displays all vital information such as drive temperature, storage status, health status, and more.

Comprehensive compatibility

The ROG Strix Arion S500 uses a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 connection for superfast performance and wide-ranging support for mobile devices, laptops, PCs, and latest generation of gaming consoles. 

The proud recipient of a 2020 iF Design Award, the sleek ROG Strix Arion S500 features exclusive ASUS Aura Sync lighting to provide unrivaled system-wide ambient light effects. 

Availability & Pricing

ASUS ROG Strix Arion S500 will be available in India from September onward priced at MRP INR 13,500. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

SpecificationsDimensions124.57 x 47.76 x 10.85 mm (L x W x H)Weight107 gCapacity500 GBInterfaceUSB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C®

(Compatible with USB 3.2 Gen 1 / USB 2.0)Speed10 GbpsOS CompatibilityWindows 7/ 8.1/ 10

Mac OS Catalina or laterSSD Dashboard CompatibilityWindows 10NTI Backup CompatibilityWindows 7/ 8.1/ 10AURA System RequirementWindows 10 RS3 or aboveVoltage 5 V, 1.6 ATemperature 0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F)AccessoryUSB Type C-to-C cable


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