The world’s first 2.5-inch external hard drive with Aura Sync RGB lighting


  • ASUS FX HDD is a 2.5″ external hard drive available in 1TB and 2TB capacities and is the world’s first external hard drive with Aura Sync RGB lighting
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity provides data-transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps for fast data backups, and optional 256-bit AES encryption protects private data
  • Bundled software provides a complete backup solution with automatic scheduling of PC data, social media, cloud storage and mobile data backups

TAIPEI, Taiwan, — ASUS today announced ASUS FX HDD, the world’s first 2.5-inch external hard drive featuring Aura Sync RGB lighting technology, which provides a brilliant, personalised look with more than 16 million colour options and works with other Aura-enabled products, enabling gamers to create a system with synchronised lighting harmony.
Available in 1TB and 2TB capacities, ASUS FX HDD provides ample space for storing large files and data backups, and USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity ensures fast data transfers. Optional 256-bit AES encryption lets users easily protect private data and access it with a personalised password. Additionally, ASUS engineers performed stringent 24/7 stress testing on the hard drive to ensure reliability and data integrity.

The world’s first 2.5-inch external hard drive with Aura Sync lighting

ASUS FX HDD is the world’s first 2.5-inch external hard drive with Aura Sync RGB lighting. This exclusive lighting technology offers personalised settings with more than 16 million color options to suit users’ individual styles. The lighting on ASUS FX HDD can also be synchronised with other Aura Sync-enabled components and peripherals for a brilliant setup.

Built for gamers and gaming enthusiasts, ASUS FX HDD hard drive has a futuristic design that stands apart from other hard drives. The textured finished adds an extra stylish flair, while also providing a better grip to avoid accidental drops and preventing fingerprint smudges.

USB 3.1 Gen 1 support

ASUS FX HDD features USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity, which enables fast data-transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps and is 10-times faster than USB 2.0. This increased speed significantly reduces file transfer and backup times, so users spend less time waiting for tasks to complete.

Full backup solution

In addition to protecting users’ precious data from threats of viruses and ransomware, ASUS FX HDD comes with software that provides a complete and easy-to-use backup solution, including automatic scheduling of PC data backups as well as social media, cloud storage and wireless mobile data backups. Optional 256-bit AES encryption with a personalised password helps to keep files private and secure, and data compression increases the number of files that can be stored.


ASUS FX HDD will be available in the UK from Aria, Overclockers and other retailers. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.


  • Hardware Compatibility
    • Windows10/8/7
    • Mac OSX 10.6.8 or later
    • More than 100MB free disk capacity
  • Software Compatibility
    • Aura compatibility: Windows 10/8 64-bit (Recommended)
    • Backup software compatibility : Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, or Vista
  • Capacity: 1TB / 2TB
  • Weight: 143g / 148g
  • Dimensions: 128 x 80 x 16.3mm
  • Speed: USB 3.1 Gen 1


About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 16,000 people worldwide and over 5,000 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,511 awards and earned approximately US$13 billion of revenue in 2017.

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