The ROG Strix Arion S500 has arrived in Malaysia, priced at RM559. It is a portable NVMe SSD with DRAM and USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for file transfer at speeds of up to 1050 MB/s.
Made of aluminium alloy, the drive features a thermal pad for heat dissipation, 256-bit AES disk and data encryption, ROG SSD Dashboard software, and Aura Sync lighting. For security, it includes the NTI Backup Now EZ software which protects all digital assets from malicious virus attacks and hardware failure. The software also offers a data recovery feature in case of users accidentally deleted important files. The ROG SSD Dashboard interface will display information such as the drive's temperature, storage status, health status, and more.
The drive houses the high-performance Phison SSD capable of 1050 MB/s file transfer speed, which is up to 12 times faster than standard external HDDs (hard disk drive). With its speed, the SSD can transfer a 100 GB file in just two minutes. It also has DRAM memory and a large SLC cache which maximises data performance, while extending the lifespan of the SSD.