KIOXIA unveils the EXCERIA PLUS Portable SSD series

New series offers portability, compatibility and usability to on-the-go users seeking high-speed transfer of large data files

  • Düsseldorf, Germany, 18 November 2021

KIOXIA Europe GmbH, a worldwide leader in memory solutions, today announced the launch of the EXCERIA PLUS Portable SSD Series, scheduled to be released in November[1]. The portable SSD series fits up to 2TB of data[2] in a new compact palm-size and rounded design. Compatible out-of-the-box with multiple host devices[3] including PCs, smartphones, tablets and game consoles, making these portable SSDs suitable for on-the-go users and content creators seeking high-speed transfer of large data files.

The EXCERIA PLUS Portable SSD Series utilizes KIOXIA’s BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory and offers a line-up of capacities in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. With a maximum sequential read speed of 1,050MB/s[4], the new series features a USB Type-C connector with a USB 3.2 Gen2 interface enabling fast transferring of 4K videos and high-resolution photos. Each EXCERIA PLUS Portable SSD also includes cables of both Type-C to A and Type-C to C to ensure the drive works on both current and legacy systems.

Furthermore, EXCERIA PLUS Portable SSDs uses aluminum housing which enables effective heat dissipation during heavy workloads, and is both highly shock-resistant and compatible with MIL-STD drop tests[5]. Users can also utilize KIOXIA’s SSD Utility management software for password protection to safeguard valuable data.

Please follow the link for more details of the EXCERIA PLUS Portable SSD Series:EXCERIA PLUS Portable SSD Website


[1] The release schedule may vary by country and region.

[2] Definition of capacity: KIOXIA defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

[3] Please refer to the latest compatibility updates in the product website.

[4] 1 MB/s is calculated as 1,000,000 bytes/s. These values are the best values obtained in a specific test environment at KIOXIA Corporation and KIOXIA Corporation warrant neither read nor write speeds in individual devices. Read and write speed may vary depending on a device used and file size read or written.

[5] MIL-STD-810H METHOD 516.8 Transit Drop (Procedure IV) standard. The EXCERIA PLUS Portable SSD remained functional after enduring 26 drops from a height of 122 cm onto a steel plate with reinforced concrete on each of its edges, faces, and corners.

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About KIOXIA Europe GmbH

KIOXIA Europe GmbH (formerly Toshiba Memory Europe GmbH) is the European based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs). From the invention of flash memory to today's breakthrough BiCS FLASH 3D technology, KIOXIA continues to pioneer cutting-edge memory solutions and services that enrich people's lives and expand society's horizons. The company's innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive and data centers.