Kingston Digital Europe has launched a new portable solid state drive (SSD) aimed at travellers needing to take large files with them on trips or those looking for a pocket-sized backup.

The XS1000 SSD is the size of a key fob and weighs just 29 grams, but can hold up to 2TB of documents and files (a 1TB version is also available).

The drive offers read speeds of up to 1,050MB per second, and comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable, and backwards compatibility to devices using USB 3.2 Gen 1.

The XS1000 costs £69.98 for the 1TB version, and £106.99 for the 2TB option, both including a limited five-year warranty and free technical support.

Commenting on the news Liny Cheliyan, business manager – Prosumer Flash and SSD, Kingston, EMEA, said:

“Our customers are looking for convenient, fast and reliable storage at an affordable price. With the addition of XS1000 they can look no further as we now offer more options for external storage.

“We designed this drive to be sleek and compact, measuring merely half the size of a standard SSD. This ensures unparalleled portability, making it the ultimate selection for those seeking a combination of convenience and top-notch performance available in the market.”