Asus ROG STRIX ARION M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Enclosure

MX80425 ROG STRIX ARION M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Enclosure
MX80425 ROG STRIX ARION M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Enclosure MX80425 ROG STRIX ARION M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Enclosure MX80425 ROG STRIX ARION M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Enclosure

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Friday, January 1, 2021
By: Andrew C
From: Edmonton

Good Performance but watch you cables

Strengths:

Fantastic transfers with the right cables. (980+ MB/s sustained, 1.6 GB/s burst with USB 3 gen 2 and 440+ MB/s sustained, 1.2 GB burst with USB 3 gen 1... all transfers are from a 970 Evo in a desktop and an SN550 in the enclosure) Drives run cool.

Weaknesses:

A bit pricey, but it's the ROG tax. Supplied cables are short (about 400 mm). I'm calling this a weakness since if you're using this drive on a desktop with no front Type C port (pretty much any case older than about 2 years), you will need to use a longer Type C cable to get the full speed of the drive. This may not be an issue with laptops, but it's easier to shorten a long cable with a velcro tie than it is to get to the back of even fairly recent desktops.

Additional Comments:

At first I was really disappointed with this enclosure. I initially tried it with two different drives (a Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB and a WD SN750 500GB) and was getting terrible performance. Read and write speeds around 40 MB/s. This was with two different cables I had at hand used for charging and simple phone syncs. Then I used the supplied cables and the enclosure came to life. A third longer cable I had was also good, since it was newer and of better specs. The moral is that not every Type C cable are equal, and if you want to or need to use a longer cable, make sure it's USB 3.2 gen 1 or 2 compatible.
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