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Kingston XS1000 Portable SSD Now Available – A Tiny External SSD up to 1,050MB/s Transfers Speed

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Kingston recently released a new portable SSD offering speeds of up to 1,050MB/s – the Kingston XS1000 External SSD. This tiny storage drive is slower than the XS2000 Kingston previously released, but it is cheaper and has wider compatibility than the XS2000. The XS1000 uses a USB Gen3.2 Gen2 interface, while the XS2000 uses the faster USB 3.2 Gen2x2, which not all devices currently support. The Kingston XS1000 is now available on here, and you can check out more details from the official news release below.

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Kingston Digital Expands External SSD Lineup with the Pocket-Sized XS1000 Portable SSD

Kingston Digital, Inc., the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced the XS1000 External SSD, a small and incredibly sleek file backup solution. XS1000 joins XS2000 as a new product offering in Kingston’s external SSD product portfolio. Both drives are extremely compact and under 29 grams to provide pocket-sized portability.

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Kingston’s XS1000 offers read speeds up to 1,050MB/s1 and large capacities up to 2TB2, providing ample room for storing countless photos, videos, and files. The drive comes with a USB-C®3 to USB-A cable and maintains backwards compatibility to ensure seamless connectivity with legacy devices. Small like a key fob, the XS1000 serves as a reliable companion for easy file backups, guaranteeing continuous access to your important documents, cherished memories and media files.

Keith Schimmenti, SSD business manager, Kingston:
“Our customers are looking for convenient, fast and reliable storage at an affordable price. With the addition of XS1000 they can look no further as we now offer more options for external storage,”. “We designed this drive to be sleek and compact, measuring merely half the size of a standard SSD. This ensures unparalleled portability, making it the ultimate selection for those seeking a combination of convenience and top-notch performance available in the market.”

Pricing and Availability

XS1000 is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities and is backed by a limited five-year warranty4 with free technical support.

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Kingston XS1000 Portable SSD USB 3.2 Gen 2 is available on here.
Kingston XS2000 Portable SSD USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 is available on here.

XS1000 External SSD Features and Specifications:

  • Ultimate portability: Compact and weighing just under 29g, this sleek, all-black SSD fits in your palm, allowing you to take your files on the go effortlessly.
  • Reliable file backup: Take it all with you. Transfer and store your documents, large photos and videos without interruption.
  • Increased storage: Expand your digital library with high capacities up to 2TB2 to preserve life’s cherished moments.
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 support: Achieve read speeds up to 1,050MB/s1 with backwards compatibility to USB 3.2 Gen 1 ensuring seamless connectivity with legacy devices.
  • Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • Speed1: Up to 1,050MB/s read, 1,000MB/s write
  • NAND: 3D
  • Capacities2: 1TB, 2TB
  • Dimensions: 69.54 x 32.58 x 13.5mm
  • Weight: 28.7g
  • Casing Material: Metal + Plastic
  • Operating temperature: 0°C~40°C
  • Storage temperature: -20°C~85°C
  • Warranty/Support4: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support
  • Compatible with5: Windows® 11, 10, macOS® (v.10.15.x +), Linux (v. 4.4.x +), Chrome OS™, Android™, iOS/iPadOS® (v.13+)


  1. Based on internal testing. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage. USB 3.2 Gen 2 host device required for optimal speeds.
  2. Some of the listed capacity on a flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide.
  3. USB Type-C® and USB-C® are registered trademarks of USB Implementers Forum.
  4. Limited warranty based on 5 years or “SSD Life Remaining” which can be found using the Kingston SSD Manager. A new, unused product will show a wear indicator value of one hundred (100), whereas a product that has reached its endurance limit of program erase cycles will show a wear indicator value of one (1). See for details.
  5. Compatibility with Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS/iPadOS and Android devices may vary and is largely dependent on the host software/hardware (please see your host manufacturers support site for capabilities). For Android/iOS/iPadOS devices an additional OTG cable (not supplied by Kingston) may be required.
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