News: Portable, Fast SSD -Kingston XS2000 Now Shipping
It’s super small, heavily protected, and transfers huge amounts of data quickly. The newly available XS2000 Portable SSD is 1/4th the size of a modern smartphone and has a protective rating of IP55 against dust and water. And no more waiting either! DITs can very quickly transfer up to 2 Gigabytes (!!!) of data per second… IF the computer can handle it (supports USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 via USB-C connection).
The XS2000 SSD is available now in capacities of 500GB, 1TB & 2TB and come with Kingston‘s famous 5 year limited warranty.
Full press release below:
Kingston Digital Announces Pocket-Sized
XS2000 Portable SSD
- USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 performance
- Portable durability
Fountain Valley, CA – September 7, 2021 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced it is shipping XS2000, a pocket-sized portable SSD utilizing USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 speeds to deliver next-gen performance in a compact, external on-the-go drive.
XS2000 delivers lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 2,000MB/s1 giving users enhanced productivity with little interruption. XS2000 offers remarkable performance and capacities up to 2TB2 to offload and edit high-res images, 8K videos and large documents in a flash. The drive connects with USB Type-C®3 allowing content creators to easily store and access their files anywhere on a PC or mobile device. At nearly half the size of a typical portable SSD, XS2000 includes a removable ruggedized sleeve and IP55-rating4 to withstand water and dust, making it the perfect companion for on-location adventures whether you go from work to play to passion projects.
“XS2000 is purpose-built with the ultimate combination of high performance and high capacity to keep up with the content demands of consumers around the world,” said Keith Schimmenti, SSD Business Manager, Kingston. “Plus the compact size, similar to a key fob, and added durability make this the ideal drive to keep productivity flowing for the everyday content creator to prosumer and corporate professional.”
XS2000 is available in capacities 500GB to 2TB and is backed by a limited five-year warranty5 with free technical support. For more information visit kingston.com.
XS2000 Portable SSD Features and Specifications:
- USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Performance: Industry-leading read/write speeds up to 2,000MB/s1.
- High-speed Capacities: Up to 2TB2 to support high resolution images, 8K videos, and large documents.
- Built for Durability: Tested to be water resistant, dust resistant4 and shockproof with an included rubber sleeve.
- Pocket-sized Portability: Small, lightweight form factor for easy, on-the-go storage.
- Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 2×2
- Speed1: Up to 2,000MB/s read, 2,000MB/s write
- Capacities2: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
- Dimensions: 69.54 x 32.58 x 13.5mm
- Weight: 28.9g
- Casing Material: Metal + Plastic
- Operating temperature: 0°C~40°C
- Storage temperature: -20°C~85°C
- Warranty/Support5: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support
- Compatible with: Windows® 10, 8.1, Mac OS (v.10.14.x +), Linux (v. 2.6.x +), Chrome OS™
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|XS2000 Portable SSD|
1 Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.
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 IEC/EN 60529 IP55 certified to withstand water flow and limited dust contact. Must be clean and dry before use.
5 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 Kingston.com/wa for details.
About Kingston Digital, Inc.
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 the 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 the technology the world uses 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.