Kingston XS1000 External SSD Wins 2024 Red Dot Award

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA, June 18, 2024 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, announced the Kingston XS1000 External SSD was named a winner of the 2024 Red Dot Award: Product Design. The Red Dot Design Award, established in 1955, is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious design competitions, receiving more than 20,000 annual submissions from approximately 60 countries worldwide.

The award-winning Kingston XS1000 External SSD is a convenient file backup solution to ensure your important documents, cherished memories and media files are always readily accessible. The drive is extremely compact, weighing less than 29 grams, and designed to fit in the palm of your hand, making it perfect for any on-the-go lifestyle. Don’t be fooled by its size, XS1000 offers read speeds up to 1,050MB/s1 and large capacities up to 2TBproviding ample room for storing countless photos, videos, and files.

“We take pride in receiving the Red Dot Design Award as it highlights our commitment to sleek and portable storage solutions,” said Keith Schimmenti, SSD business manager, Kingston. “We designed the XS1000 with the user in mind, offering unparalleled portability for those who value both convenience and performance.”

About Kingston Digital, Inc.

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.

For more information, visit kingston.com.

1 Based on internal testing. Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage. USB 3.2 Gen 2 host device required for optimal speeds.

2 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.

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