Kingston Announces Pocket-Sized XS2000 Portable SSD and Record-Breaking DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drive

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Kingston Announces Pocket-Sized XS2000 Portable SSD and Record-Breaking DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drive

  • XS2000: portable and compact SSD with pro-formance and durability
  • DataTraveler Max: high speed, high capacity advanced USB, supports PS5 extended storage

Australia – September 8, 2021 –Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced the launch of 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, and DataTraveler® Max, a high performance Type-C®1 USB leveraging the latest USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard, to keep up with users’ storage demands. Both products connect with USB Type-C® and can be easily used with mainstream devices on the market. On top of content creation and business usages, XS2000 and DataTraveler Max can also be used as extended storage for PS5.

XS2000 delivers lightning-fast transfer speeds up to 2,000MB/s2 giving users enhanced productivity with little interruption. XS2000 offers remarkable performance and capacities up to 2TB3 to offload and edit high-res images, 8K videos and large documents in a flash, transferring up to 400 HD photos per second, or taking less than 30 seconds to transfer a 1-hour 4K video, making any location an instant studio workspace. The drive connects with USB Type-C®1 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 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.”

DataTraveler Max (DT Max) delivers record-breaking speeds up to 1,000MB/s read and 900MB/s write2 to make it one of the fastest USB drives on the market and the first of its kind. DT Max is designed with portability and convenience in mind. The unique ridged casing protects the connector when it is not in use and is easily moved in a single motion. Seamlessly transfer and store large digital files such as HD photos (up to 200 HD photos per second), 4K/8K videos, music and more with top speeds and high capacities up to 1TB3. The addition of a keyring loop and LED status indicator makes the drive ideal for users who need storage on-the-go.

“DT Max offers industry-leading speeds and uncompromised storage space to enable consumers to create and keep up with today’s content demands,” said Kingston. “We deliver unparalleled performance that our customers have come to know and expect, and with this launch we are proud to set a new bar for USB-C flash drives.”

XS2000 is available in capacities 500GB to 2TB and is backed by a limited five-year warranty5 with free technical support, while DataTraveler Max is available in capacities 256GB to 1TB and is also backed by a five-year warranty 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™
Compatibility Table
 USB 3.2 Gen 2×2
Windows® 10
Windows 8.1
Mac OS (v. 10.14.x +)
Linux (v. 2.6.x +)
Chrome OS™
XS2000 Portable SSD
Part NumberCapacity
SXS2000/500G500GB
SXS2000/1000G1TB
SXS2000/2000G2TB

DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drive Features and Specifications:

  • Latest USB 3.2 Gen 2 Standard: Move your files in a flash with incredible speeds up to 1,000MB/s Read, 900MB/s Write
  • Latest USB 3.2 Gen 2 Standard: Move your files in a flash with incredible speeds up to 1,000MB/s Read, 900MB/s Write
  • Uncompromised Storage: Available in a range of high capacities from 256GB-1TB to carry your digital library on-the-go
  • USB-C®1 Connectivity: Supports next-gen laptops and desktops for seamless file transfers
  • Unique Design: Convenient one-handed sliding cap, LED status indicator, and functional keyring loop
  • Capacities3: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
  • Speed2: USB 3.2 Gen 2 – Up to 1,000MB/s read, 900MB/s write
  • Dimensions: 82.17 mm x 22.00 mm x 9.02 mm
  • Weight: 12g
  • Operating temperature: 0°C~60°C
  • Storage temperature: -20°C~85°C
  • Warranty/support: 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™
DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drive
Part NumberCapacity
DTMAX/256GB256GB
DTMAX/512GB512GB
DTMAX/1TB1TB

1 USB Type-C® and USB-C® are registered trademarks of USB Implementers Forum.

2 Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

3 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.

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.

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About Kingston Technology

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.

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