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7 Cents Per GB: 960GB Patriot SATA SSD Drops to $69 for Cyber Monday

Patriot Burst
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We've seen some impressive Cyber Monday SSD deals, but Newegg's sale on the 960GB Patriot Burst offers the lowest cost per GB we've seen this year.  The 2.5-inch SATA drive is just $69.99 (opens in new tab) after mail-in rebate, which adds up to just 7 cents per GB. That's the lowest price we've seen on the Burst, which normally goes for around $85 to $87.

The Burst would make a great secondary drive to house the games you're currently playing. And it should be decent as a boot drive as well, as it has a 32MB DRAM cache, unlike many low-priced solid-state drives.

Patriot Burst SSD (960GB): was $87, now $69 @Newegg (opens in new tab)
This solid, 2.5-inch SATA SSD has 32GB of DRAM cache and promises read / write rates of 560 and 540 MBps. At this price, it's only 7 cents per GB.

The 2.5-inch Burst uses a Phison 11 controller. It ships with a 3-year warranty, standard for a budget-priced drive, and is rated for sequential reads of up to 560MBps and sequential writes of up to 540MBps, which is about as fast as you're going to get on the SATA III interface.

For more savings, check out our list of best Cyber Monday SSD Deals and Cyber Monday tech deals overall.

After a rough start with the Mattel Aquarius as a child, Matt built his first PC in the late 1990s and ventured into mild PC modding in the early 2000s. He’s spent the last 15 years covering emerging technology for Smithsonian, Popular Science, and Consumer Reports, while testing components and PCs for Computer Shopper, PCMag and Digital Trends.