TEST: ASUS ROG Strix Arion S500 500GB external SSD

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the external SSD ROG Strix Arion S500 with 500GB (90DD02I0-M09000) from ASUS.
Score
1354
Price/GB
0,49 €


Technical data
Image ROG Strix Arion S500
Manufacturer ASUS
Model number 90DD02I0-M09000
Storage capacity 500 GB (466 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 128 GB approx.
Read speed 1050 MB/s
Write speed 1000 MB/s
Interface USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 Gbit/s)
Connection USB Typ C
Price ca. 246 USD (= 0,49 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
48 %
Write speed
53 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 5 GB file. A total score of 1354 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: ASUS ROG Strix Arion S500 500GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
893,11 MB/s
992,05 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
36,92 MB/s
68,59 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
433,84 MB/s
323,19 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,063 ms
0,252 ms
Score
560
491
Total score
1354

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of December 12, 2023 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: ASUS ROG Strix Arion S500 500GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
628,74 MB/s
3,65 s
Program
many small files
129,28 MB/s
54,45 s
Game
small and large files
409,70 MB/s
16,86 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the SSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 1050MB/s and 1000MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: ASUS ROG Strix Arion S500 500GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: ASUS ROG Strix Arion S500 500GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
1002,09
1063,33
SEQ1M
Q1T1
839,43
961,97
RND4K
Q32T16
384,48
381,12
RND4K
Q1T1
39,50
74,83

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IOPS] Write [IOPS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
955,70
1.014,10
SEQ1M
Q1T1
800,50
917,40
RND4K
Q32T16
93.866,00
93.046,40
RND4K
Q1T1
9.644,00
18.268,60

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
8.360,51
7.869,82
SEQ1M
Q1T1
1.248,84
1.089,46
RND4K
Q32T16
5.386,94
5.447,80
RND4K
Q1T1
103,57
54,63

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 5 GB file to the ASUS external SSD. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: ASUS ROG Strix Arion S500 500GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the ASUS external SSD . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: ASUS ROG Strix Arion S500 500GB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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