At the Computex 2023 exhibition, Kingston offered a whole list of new developments. Among the curiosities of the demo area are portable solid-state drives XS1000. The devices are offered in compact aluminum cases and provide connection using a USB Type-C port.
Kingston XS1000 offer a data transfer speed of 1000 MB/s when connected via USB 3.2 Gen 2. The model range includes devices with a capacity of 1 TB and 2 TB. Storage drives are expected to go on sale in the third quarter of this year, prices have not yet been announced.
We will remind that Kingston already offers a line of portable drives XS2000, which are similar in design and can transfer data at speeds of up to 2000 MB/s. However, to unlock the potential, you need to connect to USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 ports, which, although more common recently, have not yet gained mass distribution. The series includes models with a capacity of 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB and 4 TB. The recommended current price of the 1 TB model is UAH 4,300 (~$115).
In addition to portable drives, Kingston also offers Kingston FURY DDR5 memory modules of “non-binary” capacity – 24 GB and 48 GB, and 96 GB kits. The memory capabilities of the new standard allow more flexibility in choosing the desired total RAM capacity. Motherboard manufacturers actively update firmware, adding the ability to equip systems with DDR5 modules of unusual capacity. Accordingly, memory manufacturers are more actively offering such options.
For demanding players, they also offer drives of the Kingston FURY Renegade M.2 PCI-E 4.0 SSD line, which have been available on the market for some time. Models with a capacity of up to 4 TB and a data transfer speed of 7300/7000 MB/s are quite “professional” for advanced gaming configurations.