Kingston XS2000 Portable SSD - Pocket-Sized Powerhouse

When I think about what I used to have to lug around to get an additional 1TB of storage, it makes me appreciate the new Kingston XS2000 Portable SSD even more. I can fit three of these in my front pants pocket!


Not only is it light and compact, it's affordable as well weighing in at $159 for 1TB of storage. There are also 500MB and 2TB models at similar prices.

What you get in return is very useful for anyone working with digital media:


  • USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Performance: Industry-leading read/write speeds up to 2,000MB/s.
  • High-speed Capacities: Up to 2TB 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.
  • Speed: Up to 2,000MB/s read, 2,000MB/s write.
  • Capacities: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB.
  • Dimensions: 69.54 x 32.58 x 13.5mm. Weight: 28.9g.
  • Casing Material: Metal + Plastic.
  • 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.

The kit comes with a USB-C cord and a very nice rubber sleeve so you don't have to worry about it banging around in your bag.

It connected quickly to my MacBook Pro. I copied a Capture One Pro catalog (13GBs in size) to the drive in 25 seconds. I then accessed the catalog from C1P and had no problems during editing.

Because of its super-compact size, however, I think the XS2000 would also be a great companion for USB-C tablets, and I'm even thinking of setting it up as a media server for my VW ID.4 that has USB-C connectivity as well.

One last thought... as the holidays approach, I think the XS2000 would be an excellent and affordable gift for the photographer/videographer/musician in your life. Who among them doesn't need an extra terabyte of storage?

You can buy the Kingston XS2000 Portable SSD now directly from Kingston Online Store.

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