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ROG Strix Arion S500

ROG Strix Arion S500 Portable SSD — USB-C®3.2 Gen 2x1, 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

  • Unrivaled transfer speed: DRAM SSD with large SLC cache delivers up to 1050 MB/s file transfers — 12X faster than standard external HDDs*
  • Exceptional cooling: Aluminum alloy chassis and a thermal pad enable effective heat dissipation
  • Complete data protection: Secured by 256‐bit AES disk and data encryption and bundled NTI Backup Now EZ software
  • Easy drive management: ROG SSD Dashboard software provides full access to temperature, storage status, and more
  • Comprehensive compatibility: USB-C®3.2 Gen 2x1 interface offers superfast performance and wide-ranging support for various devices, including the latest PlayStation®and Xbox®gaming consoles
  • Customizable lighting: Exclusive ASUS Aura Sync lighting technology

 

*Disclaimer: Results based on internal comparison tests against an ASUS FX external HDD 2TB (EHD-A2T) for 100 GB file transfers.

ROG Strix Arion S500 with blazingly fast light
iF Design Award 2020 logo

Blazing Speeds,
Exceptional Cooling

Blazing Speeds,
Exceptional Cooling

The ROG Strix Arion S500 is a portable NVMe® SSD with DRAM and USB-C® 3.2 Gen 2x1 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.

Internal look of ROG Strix Arion S500 with a DRAM and large SLC cache
DRAM and Large SLC Cache

UP TO

1050 MB/s

FILE TRANSFER SPEEDS

UP TO

12X FASTER

THAN EXTERAL HDDs

2 MINUTE

TRANSFERS FOR 100 GB FILES

*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.

Exceptional cooling

The aluminum-alloy chassis houses a thermal pad to keep operating temperatures at an optimum level, enabling sustained high transfer speeds and supporting longevity.

Internal look of ROG Strix Arion S500 with a 1.5 thermal pad for exceptional cooling
1.5mm Thermal Pad
Aluminum Alloy Case

Complete data protection

256-bit AES disk and data encryption ensures utmost data security without affecting CPU performance. Plus, NTI Backup Now EZ software protects all digital assets from malicious virus attacks and hardware failures. The data recovery feature also helps in instances when a file is accidentally deleted.

ENCRYPTION

BY 256-BIT AES

DATA BACKUP

WITH NTI SOFTWARE

ROG Strix Arion S500 with complete data protection

Easy drive management

The user-friendly ROG SSD Dashboard interface displays vital information such as drive temperature, storage status, health status, and more.

User interface of ROG SSD dashboard for easy drive management

Comprehensive compatibility

The ROG Strix Arion uses a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2x1 connection to offer superfast performance and wide-ranging support for mobile devices**, laptops, PCs and the latest-generation PlayStation®*** and Xbox® gaming consoles.

**Learn more about iOS support
***Learn more about PS5 support

USB-C interface of ROG Strix Arion S500 for comprehensive PC, console & mobile support

Customizable lighting

Exclusive ASUS Aura Sync lighting technology provides ambient lighting across any rig for a unique, personalized look.

ASUS Aura Sync
ROG Strix Arion S500 with ASUS Aura Sync lighting effects

Disclaimers:

  • Warranty only applies to the product, and does not cover data loss or damage.
  • Product warranty period is calculated from the first purchase date. Proof of purchase (invoice or copy of invoice) is required for repair. If proof of purchase cannot be provided, the manufacture date as recorded by ASUS will be deemed to be the start of the warranty period. Its 36 months warranty period is applied on the shorter of either: A. From the identified time mentioned above or B. Up to the maximum TBW (Total Bytes Written) information displayed in the management interface of the product “ROG SSD Dashboard”.