Kingston has been in this SSD market from the beginning and has been bringing innovation to this space for quite some time now. Now, it has launched one of the most unique SSDs you could wish for, yes, a Pocket-Sized one called the XS2000 Portable SSD.
According to the company, this small SSD utilizes USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 speeds to deliver next-gen performance in a compact, external on-the-go drive. Even though it’s pocket-sized, you can enjoy transfer speeds up to 2,000 MB/s which is great for a portable SSD this small.
Much expectedly, the XS2000 Portable SSD offers remarkable performance and capacities up to 2TB2 to offload and edit high-res images, 8K videos and large documents in a flash, according to Kingston. You can easily connect to the USB Type-C port of the SSD to easily store and access files anywhere on a PC or mobile device.
At nearly half the size of a typical portable SSD, the XS2000 includes a removable ruggedized sleeve and IP55-rating to withstand water and dust. The portable SSD will be available in capacities 500 GB to 2 TB and is backed by a limited five-year warranty with free technical support.
“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 Portable SSD Features and Specifications:
- USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Performance: Industry-leading read/write speeds up to 2,000 MB/s.
- High-speed Capacities: Up to 2 TB to support high resolution images, 8K videos, and large documents.
- Built for Durability: Tested to be water resistant, dust resistant 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
- Speed: Up to 2,000 MB/s read, 2,000 MB/s write
- Capacities: 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB
- Dimensions: 69.54 x 32.58 x 13.5 mm
- Weight: 28.9 g
- Casing Material: Metal + Plastic
- Operating temperature: 0°C~40°C
- Storage temperature: -20°C~85°C
- Warranty/Support: 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
This miniature portable SSD by Kingston is already on sale via Amazon US and here are the pricing as well as buying links:
- 500GB is priced at $99.99: https://amzn.to/38RfsIM
- 1TB is priced at $159.99: https://amzn.to/3yUkPRR
- 2TB is priced at $284.99: https://amzn.to/2WUwHpL
Out of all the three, the 1TB variant of the Kingston XS2000 Pocket-Sized External SSD makes more sense.