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The collection of devices with RGB lighting seems to be increasing by the second as Asus releases Its New FX External Hard Drive Integrated with the AURA Sync RGB LED lighting system.
Designed to match the ASUS ROG Strix series of computer peripherals, it measures 128x80x16.3 millimetres and weighs only 145 grams. According to Asus, 5-axis engraving and double injection moulding technologies were used in its fabrication, in order to create a wear-resistant surface with better grip that is still fingerprint smudge repellent and stylish in nature. It features a brushed aluminium enclosure and a skid-proof mat which helps to prevent it from scoring dance moves around your work table. Lighting personalization and Customization options have been made available through the Asus Aura Sync software to enable synchronization with other compatible devices.
Going dipper we find an ASMedia’s ASM1153E1 controller. Also included is its personal 8-bit microprocessor with an embedded program RAM & ROM. It packs a USB 3.1 Gen 1 with speeds of up to 5GBps which makes the USB 2.0 connection transfer rate, (which is limited to 485Mbps), seem like child’s play. The FX Hard Drive is offered by Asus in the 1TB (EHD-A1T) & 2TB (EHD-A2T) capacities.
An equally impressive new feature is the complete automatic software backup tool which makes the backup process for users much easier as they can now schedule automatic backups of their cloud storage, social media, systems and wireless mobile data. It is compatible with Microsoft’s Win. 7,8 & 10 operating systems as well as the Apple Mac OS X 10.8 & higher. 256-bit AES encryption for protection of user files with a password is also an option that has been included in the package.
As of now, Asus has not yet, in an official position, disclosed the product’s price and availability.