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Pocket-sized file backup

XS1000 external solid state drive (SSD) USB 3.2 Gen 2 external drive

Kingston’s XS1000 external SSD is an incredibly convenient file backup solution. Its sleek, compact form factor is designed to fit seamlessly into your lifestyle, allowing you to carry it anywhere with ease. Don't let its size fool you – this tiny powerhouse boasts speeds of up to 1,050MB/s1 and high capacities of up to 2TB2, providing ample speed and space to store your valuable data. It connects with the included USB Type-C3 to Type-A cable to provide unrivalled convenience and impressive storage capabilities. The XS1000 is your reliable companion for hassle-free file backup, ensuring your important documents, cherished memories and media files are always readily accessible. Say goodbye to bulk and hello to streamlined storage efficiency with the XS1000 external SSD.
  • Compact, pocket-sized form factor
  • Speeds up to 1050MB/s1 with USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • Increased storage up to 2TB2

Key Features

A hand holding the XS1000 portable SSD with the dimensions shown: 69.54 x 32.58 x 13.5mm

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.

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Reliable file backup

Take it all with you. Transfer and store your documents, large photos and videos without interruption.

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Increased storage

Expand your digital library with high capacities up to 2TB2 to preserve life’s cherished moments.

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USB 3.2 Gen 2 support

Achieve read/write speeds up to 1,050MB/s1 with backwards compatibility to USB 3.2 Gen 1 ensuring seamless connectivity with legacy devices.

Awards and Reviews

For those looking for an affordable external SSD solution that features a portable design and high-speed transfers, the Kingston XS1000 is a good choice to consider.

Read Full Review Review Central Middle East SSD XS1000 Review

A lightweight, portable SSD, the Kingston XS1000 delivers decent performance in a pocket-friendly size and at an affordable price.

Read Full Review Gadgets Middle-East, Kingston XS1000 SSD Review

Tiny and lightweight, Competitively priced, Solid benchmark scores, Five-year warranty

Read Full Review PCMag UK, XS1000 Review

Competitive pricing, Very compact, Clean design, Compatible with PC, Mac, and game consoles

Read Full Review TechPowerUp, XS1000 Review

Pocket-sized drive from Kingston mixing portability with strong performance, especially when it comes to reads.

Read Full Review KitGuru, Kingston XS1000 External SSD Review

Very Good Performance (USB 3.2 Gen 2), Compact & Lightweight,  5 Year Limited Warranty

Read Full Review NikkTech,Kingston XS1000 2TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD Review

Transportable, +5-year warranty, Affordable

Read Full Review Techradar, Kingston XS1000 External SSD review

High performance, Inexpensive, High quality

Read Full Review Funky Kit, Kingston XS1000 2TB Portable SSD Review

Tiny & Affordable Drive Ideal for Travelling

Read Full Review Mighty Gadget, Kingston XS1000 External SSD Review

The Kingston XS1000 SSD is a neat and compact external storage device at a sensible price. It balances price, power and performance in a sweet triangle and is ideal for everyday use.

Read Full Review Forbes, Kingston’s XS1000 External SSD Review


        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
        Includes 12” USB-C to USB-A cable
        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+)

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