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Kingston Digital Expands External SSD Lineup

  • Pocket-sized portability
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 performance

Sunbury-on-Thames, UK – Septermber, 5, 2023 – Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, a 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.

Kingston Digital Expands External SSD Lineup

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.

“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,” said Keith Schimmenti, SSD business manager, Kingston. “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.”

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

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+)
Compatibility Table
USB 3.2 Gen 2
Windows® 11
Windows® 10
macOS (v. 10.15.x +)
Linux (v. 4.4.x +)
Chrome OS™
Android™
iOS/iPadOS® (v.13+)
XS1000 Portable SSD
Part Number Capacity
SXS1000/1000G 1TB
SXS1000/2000G 2TB

For more information visit kingston.com.

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About Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP

Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP and Kingston Technology Company, Inc., are part of the same corporate group (“Kingston”). Kingston is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. From big data, to laptops and PCs, to IoT-based devices like smart and wearable technology, to design-in and contract manufacturing, Kingston helps deliver solutions used to live, work and play. The world’s largest PC makers and cloud-hosting companies depend on Kingston for their manufacturing needs, and our passion fuels technology used by the world every day. We strive beyond our products to see the bigger picture, to meet the needs of our customers and offer solutions that make a difference. To learn more about how Kingston Is With You, visit Kingston.com.

Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews information, please contact Debbie Fowler, Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, Kingston Court, Brooklands Close, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 7EP. Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room here.

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