ADATA Releases the XPG SX8100 SSD: Make It Fast & Hold the Bling

While many gaming-branded components come adorned in RGB LEDs, there is thankfully still a market for plainer and saner products. To that end, ADATA has introduced its new family of high-end SSDs — the XPG SX8100 — that promises leading-edge performance without any unnecessary bling.


Intending its XPG SX8100 SSDs as high-end parts aimed at performance-demanding consumers, ADATA will offer them in 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB configurations. The drives are based on Realtek’s RTS5762 controller (8 NAND channels, PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3, LDPC, etc.) and 3D TLC NAND, and like virtually all mainstream NVMe drives, the SX8100 comes in M.2-2280 form-factor. The new family of SSDs is ADATA’s second lineup of drives (after the XPG Spectrix S40G) to use Realtek’s top-of-the-range controller.



As far as performance is concerned, ADATA rates the drives for up to 3.5 GB/s sequential read speeds and up to 3 GB/s sequential write speeds when SLC caching is used (data based on CDN benchmark, other benchmarks show lower numbers, more information is available here). As for random performance, the SX8100 drives can hit up to 300K/240K random read/write 4K IOPS, which is a bit lower when compared to the XPG Spectrix S40G.


One of the possible reasons why ADATA rates random performance of the XPG SX8100 below that of the blingy XPG Spectrix S40G could be because the new drives are not equipped with a heat spreader. While these are not necessary for moment-to-moment usage, they can help to sustain performance under high loads when these high-end controllers get hot. The upside to forgoing a heatsink however is that it allows the XPG SX8100 to be used with laptops, as well as any other devices that can’t fit an M.2 drive with a heatsink.



When it comes to endurance and reliability levels, ADATA’s XPG SX8100 drives are covered with a five-year warranty and are rated for 320 TB, 640 TB or 1280 TB written, depending on the drive’s capacity. Overall, the drives are good enough for around 0.3 DWPD over a five-year period, which in line with other modern consumer-grade SSDs.





















ADATA XPG SX8100 Specifications
Capacity 512 GB 1 TB 2 TB
Model Number ASX8100NP-512GT-C ASX8100NP-1TT-C ASX8100NP-2TT-C
Controller Realtek RTS5762
NAND Flash 3D TLC NAND
Form-Factor, Interface M.2-2280, PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
Sequential Read 3500 MB/s
Sequential Write 2400 MB/s 3000 MB/s
Random Read IOPS 300K IOPS 290K IOPS 290K IOPS
Random Write IOPS 240K IOPS 240K IOPS 240K IOPS
Pseudo-SLC Caching Supported
DRAM Buffer Yes, using Realtek’s Partial DRAM Firmware Architecture

Actual capacity is unknown
TCG Opal Encryption No
Power Management DevSleep, Slumber (0.14 W).
Warranty 5 years
MTBF 2,000,000 hours
TBW 320 TB 640 TB 1280 TB
MSRP $89.99 $159.99 $329.99
Additional Information Link

ADATA will start sales of its XPG 8100 SSDs in the near future for $89.99 – $329.99 depending on capacity. Expect real-world prices of these drives to be below those of the XPG Spectrix S40G (which uses the same controller) and more or less in line with those of the XPG 8200 Pro (which offers similar performance).


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iOS 13 ships with known lockscreen bypass flaw that exposes contacts

iOS 13 ships with known lockscreen bypass flaw that exposes contacts

Enlarge (credit: Jose Rodriguez)

Apple released iOS 13 with a bunch of new features. But it also released the new OS with something else: a bug disclosed seven days ago that exposes contact details without requiring a passcode or biometric identification first.

Independent researcher Jose Rodriguez published a video demonstration of the flaw exactly one week ago. It can be exploited by receiving a FaceTime call and then using the voiceover feature from Siri to access the contact list. From there, an unauthorized person could get names, phone numbers, email addresses, and any other information stored in the phone’s contacts list.

With No Enter the Passcode you can See Contacts info. iOS 13 Feature. Read description please.

Rodriquez’s video was the topic of more than 100 news articles over the past week. Since iOS 13 was in beta when it first appeared, I assumed Apple developers would fix the bypass in time for yesterday’s release. Alas, they didn’t, and it’s not clear why. Apple representatives have yet to respond to a request for comment.

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Source: Ars Technica – iOS 13 ships with known lockscreen bypass flaw that exposes contacts

Try to Hate the iPhone 11 Pro

The iPhone 11 Pro is a beautiful phone. There I said it! The matte glass back is elegant. The OLED display is slightly brighter than I expected, which is clever. The trypophobia-inducing camera bump is sleeker than it looks in photos, and the ability to zoom in and out is pretty cool. The iPhone 11 Pro is a little…

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Source: Gizmodo – Try to Hate the iPhone 11 Pro

Walmart Will Stop Selling E-cigarettes

Walmart said Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes as the number of deaths tied to vaping grows. The decision from America’s largest retailer may influence other stores and marks a significant blow to the vaping industry. From a report: “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products at all Walmart and Sam’s Club US locations,” the company said in a statement. “We will complete our exit after selling through current inventory.” Earlier this year, Walmart raised the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21. The changes took effect July 1 at all American Walmart and Sam’s Club locations. The company said at the time that it would stop selling sweet-flavored e-cigarettes, which have become popular among teenagers. The eighth person in the United States died Thursday from lung disease related to vaping, according to Missouri health officials.

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Despite The Haters, The Division 2's All-Women Gaming Group Is Going Strong

The note atop the thread in The Division 2 subreddit was awkward. “The moderators have allowed for many congratulation raid completion posts,” it began. This was one of many threads in celebrating various groups of gamers for clearing The Division 2’s daunting eight-player raid. But, it continued: “This one is…

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Source: Kotaku – Despite The Haters, The Division 2’s All-Women Gaming Group Is Going Strong

When You Electronically Sign Documents, Always Keep a Copy

When Paul, a freelancer based in New York, couldn’t getting a response from a consulting client who owed him money, he thought he might have to take legal action. I’ll download the contract, he thought, as he dug back through his inbox for a link to the document he had signed months before using business automation…

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Source: LifeHacker – When You Electronically Sign Documents, Always Keep a Copy

How to Make Your Own Stuffed Crust Pizza

The greatest gift that home cooking has to give is happiness, and few things make people happier than a slice of pizza. So, on this National Pepperoni Pizza Day, I’d like to talk about just how easy it is to make pizza at home—even a fully loaded, stuffed-crust monstrosity.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Make Your Own Stuffed Crust Pizza

The World Is Installing a Ton of Renewables, but Coal Could Screw Things Up

The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects the capacity for renewable energy to grow by almost 12 percent this year. Gotta love us some solar and wind energy! The problem is, the world is still having a dirty love affair with coal.

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Source: Gizmodo – The World Is Installing a Ton of Renewables, but Coal Could Screw Things Up

Fujifilm's X-Pro3 mimics film cameras with a fold-out display

One of Fujifilm’s most iconic mirrorless cameras is about to get a head-turning update. On Friday, Fujifilm confirmed it’s developing a new version of the X-Pro called the X-Pro3 and shared a number of details about the upcoming camera. To start, the…

Source: Engadget – Fujifilm’s X-Pro3 mimics film cameras with a fold-out display

5 new releases we love: Brittany Howard goes solo, Vivian Girls return to form, and more

There’s a lot of music out there. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A.V. Club is rounding up A-Sides, five recent releases we think are worth your time. You can listen to these and more on Spotify.

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Facebook suspends tens of thousands of data-scraping apps

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook promised to investigate other apps with access to large amounts of user data. The app developer investigation is ongoing, but today, Facebook said it has reviewed millions of apps and susp…

Source: Engadget – Facebook suspends tens of thousands of data-scraping apps

Sony will reveal 'Last of Us' details in a September 24th PlayStation stream

Sony will air its next State of Play, the company’s new venue for sharing PlayStation-related news, on September 24th. Per the official PlayStation Blog, the live broadcast will start at 4PM ET/ 1PM PT and run “around 20 minutes.” Sony says it won’t…

Source: Engadget – Sony will reveal ‘Last of Us’ details in a September 24th PlayStation stream

22 states join California to sue the Trump admin over emissions standards

A group of 22 states have joined California in suing the Trump administration, which revoked that state’s right to set its own emissions standards. On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration an…

Source: Engadget – 22 states join California to sue the Trump admin over emissions standards

Facebook Suspends Tens of Thousands of Apps Following Data Investigation

Facebook revealed Friday that it had suspended “tens of thousands” of apps that may have mishandled users’ personal data, [Editor’s note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source] part of an investigation sparked by the social giant’s entanglement with Cambridge Analytica. From a report: The suspensions — far more than the hundreds against which Facebook has taken action against in the past — occurred for a “variety of reasons,” the company said in a blog post, without elaborating. They were associated with about 400 developers. Facebook said it had investigated millions of apps and targeted those that Facebook said had access to “large amounts of information” or had the “potential to abuse” its policies. Facebook said some of the apps were banned for inappropriately sharing users’ data, the same violation of company policy that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It added that its investigation, now 18 months long, isn’t yet complete.

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Source: Slashdot – Facebook Suspends Tens of Thousands of Apps Following Data Investigation

The Make Your Co-Workers Hate You Pen, A Pen With Integrated Fingernail Clippers

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This is the $6 Make Your Co-Workers Hate You Pen available from Perpetual Kid (like Peter Pan). Available in light blue, navy, green, pink, red, or silver exteriors, the pen has integrated fingernail clippers on the non-writing side. Man, hearing somebody cut their nails someplace they shouldn’t — it sends shivers down my spine, like nails on a chalkboard. It’s weird how so many terrible sounds are fingernail related. I used to go to this bar down the street from my apartment and one day one of the regulars started cutting his fingernails right at a bar table. Then, I kid you not, he took off his Adidas slides and started doing his toenails too! Notice how I said I used to go to this bar? I moved. I miss that place though, I really do.

Keep going for a couple more products shots because I’m not really sure why, you get the point.

Source: Geekologie – The Make Your Co-Workers Hate You Pen, A Pen With Integrated Fingernail Clippers

Jojo Rabbit Is Taika Waititi's Most Emotional Film to Date

After films like What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and even Thor: Ragnarok, we have a pretty good idea of what a Taika Waititi movie is going to be. It’s going to be weird. It’s going to be funny. And it’s going to wear its heart on its sleeve. With his latest film, Jojo Rabbit, all of those things…

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Source: io9 – Jojo Rabbit Is Taika Waititi’s Most Emotional Film to Date

Borderlands 3: The Kotaku Review

Take a bag of potato chips—any brand, anywhere—and you more or less know what you’re going to get. Crispy, greasy salt and oil delivered via thin layers of starch, they make a mess of crumbs and grease, and they’re terribly delicious, extremely difficult to stop eating once you’ve caved into the first, and likely to…

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