ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix Arion


External SSD enclosure offers screwdriver-free installation and delivers ultrafast data transfers with support for M.2 NVM Express SSDs and USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity

BERLIN, Germany, September 4, 2019 ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix Arion, an external solid-state drive (SSD) enclosure that lets gamers create their own high-speed mobile storage solution. Compatible with M.2 NVM Express® (NVMe) SSDs with 2230, 2242, 2260 and 2280 form factors and featuring USB-C™ 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity, ROG Strix Arion enables transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps for ultrafast performance when working with media and other large files. To ensure sustained performance with no throttling, the enclosure is made from aluminum alloy and features integrated thermal pads for effective heat dissipation.
ROG Strix Arion features an innovative design that lets gamers quickly and easily install an SSD without a screwdriver. Sporting futuristic looks with ASUS Aura Sync lighting effects, the enclosure blends perfectly with any gaming setup. ROG Strix Arion comes with a protective holder with a detachable hook for hanging as well as both USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables to ensure out-of-the-box connectivity with a wide range of PCs and devices.

Ultrafast performance and effective heat dissipation

ROG Strix Arion features USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity to ensure ultrafast performance with high-speed M.2 PCIe NVM Express SSDs. With data rates of up to 10 Gbps, USB 3.2 Gen 2 enables transfer of large 4K videos, game files and more in just seconds. Built from aluminum alloy with integrated thermal pads, ROG Strix Arion quickly dissipates heat, reducing its operating temperature for faster sustained transfer speeds and an extended SSD lifespan.

Easy SSD installation and ASUS Aura Sync

ROG Strix Arion has an innovative design that makes SSD installation quick and easy without the need for a screwdriver. The top cover of the enclosure opens using the included pin tool, and the SSD is secured with thumbscrews. Exclusive ASUS Aura Sync technology provides colorful ambient lighting that perfectly complements any gaming setup and lets gamers express their individual style.

Included protective holder and two USB cables

ROG Strix Arion comes with a protective holder that offers protection from bumps and drops to keep the SSD operating properly. A detachable R-hook lets gamers securely attach ROG Strix Arion to the inside or outside of their bag and bring it anywhere. It also includes both USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables for greater convenience and compatibility with a wide range of devices.