Late last year we took a look at Kingston’s XS2000 portable solid state drive. It brought the power of the USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20 Gbps interface and combined it with the small form factor or a portable solid state drive. While that drive is one of the fastest drives out there most people are not running a system or have a laptop with a USB 3.2 gen 2×2 connection. Well for those people Kingston has the XS1000 which is a USB 3.2 gen 2 drive and ships with USB-C to USB-A cable for those who don’t have access to a Type-C port. The drive has rated speeds of 1050 MB/s read and 1000 MB/s write so let’s take a look and see what this drive can do!
The XS1000 comes in Kingston’s typical retail packaging. On the front we have a picture of the drive and it lets us know the capacity, which in our case is 2TB. Kingston also offers the drive in a 1TB capacity.
Flipping the box over to the back we have some information on the drive.
Getting everything out of the box we have the XS1000 drive, and a USB-C to USB-A cable. No rubber sleeve like we had with the XS2000 drive.