The XS2000 comes in a small white and gray box. The front advertises many of the drive's key features including its 1TB capacity, 2000 MB/s read and write speeds, USB-C interface and 5 year warranty. The back of the box provides a bit more information regarding the XS2000's box contents and supported operating systems. There is also a small window that lets you see the drive and view the part and serial numbers. Inside, you'll find the SSD, a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 USB-C cable and removable rubber sleeve.
The XS2000 is one of the smallest portable SSDs to come through the 'Labs. Measuring 69.54 x 32.58 x 13.5 mm and weighing a mere 28.9g, the drive fits comfortably in the palm of a hand as well as your pocket.
Despite being compact and lightweight, the XS2000 is very well constructed. The body of the drive is primarily black plastic. However, the top and bottom panels are metal and are covered by a nice looking silver finish.
The XS2000 is IP55 rated to withstand water and dust and, with the included rubber sleeve, can withstand minor drops. The rubber sleeve also makes it a lot easier to hang onto the drive and really doesn't add much to the overall size and weight.
The XS2000's USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port is located on the end of the drive. This interface not only transfers data, but provides power for the device. To the left of the USB port there is also a small LED that lights up blue when the XS2000 is powered on and will flash when transferring data.
If you were to crack the XS2000 open, you'd find Silicon Motion's new SM2320 controller. Designed for use in portable SSDs, this DRAM-less controller solution features an on-chip USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface as well as four NAND flash channels. The SM2320 also includes Silicon Motion's NANDXtend ECC end-to-end data path protection and supports up to 4TB of capacity using the latest TLC and QLC NAND.