January 2019 Server Parts Pricing Report
First update in a while, but I think this is a good one.
You may have seen the wild price fluctuations on RAM and SSDs the last year or so. As well, some models of really powerful CPUs have come way down on the aftermarket. It can be a lot to keep up with. Along those lines, I’m going to be tracking these on a monthly basis, and sharing the results with you here.
Right now I’ll be tracking RAM, SSDs, Hard Drives, CPUs, and a couple of GPUs.
For now I’m focused on used hardware. As such, these prices are based on what you can get on Ebay. If there’s a demand for it, I might start tracking new hardware as well.
If there’s something you’re hoping I’ll track, let me know! This is just the first month and I expect it will grow over time. In particular, if there are models of enterprise SSDs you think are a better value than these Intel models, I’d be glad to take a look.
As of January 2nd, 2019:
Price Low* / Price High** / Part Name
$73 / $98 / 480gb Intel DC S3500 *** $145 / n/a / 800gb Intel DC S3500 *** $255 / $270 / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500 ***
$48 / $48 / 3TB HGST SATA $170 / $180 / 8TB HGST SATA $220 / $230 / 10TB HGST SATA $530 / $530 / 12TB HGST SATA (this drive is cheaper new)
$14 / $15 / 8GB DDR3 (a) $19 / $20 / 8GB DDR3 (b) $33 / $35 / 16GB DDR3 (a) $29 / $39 / 16GB DDR3 (b) $87 / $100 / 32GB DDR3 (c)
$49 / $65 / 8GB DDR4 (d) $49 / $100 / 8GB DDR4 (e) $90 / $95 / 16GB DDR4 (d) $120 / $140 / 16GB DDR4 (e) $265 / $280 / 32GB DDR4 (d) $255 / $280 / 32GB DDR4 (e)
$110 / $130 / E5-2660v2 $188 / $188 / E5-2680v2 $300 / $380 / E5-2697v2
$250 / $350 / E5-2650v3 $240 / $350 / E5-2660v3 $300 / $690 / E5-2670v3 $300 / $325 / E5-2680v3 $480 / $590 / E5-2690v3 $600 / n/a / E5-2695v3 $950 / $950 / E5-2698v3 $1750 / $2800 / E5-2699v3
$950 / n/a / E5-2650v4 $1200 / n/a / E5-2660v4 $1800 / $1800 / E5-2680v4 $1850 / $2150 / E5-2690v4
$565 / $600 / Nvidia GTX 1080Ti $380 / $450 / AMD Vega 64
Definition of terms / references:
* Price Low -- The lowest price to buy this part from a reputable seller in a moderate quantity, price as shipped to the US ** Price High -- There is a reasonably large quantity of this part available from multiple reputable sellers for this price or lower, price as shipped to the US *** Price for the lowest priced drive of this size, matching this model number or better in the same class. "Same class" would mean sata (S) or nvme (P), as applicable. "Better" means a higher model number than listed. Ranked from worst to best, Intel model numbers are 3500, 3510, 3600, 3610, 3700, 3710 (a) -- 2Rx4 PC3L-10600R ECC REG (b) -- 2Rx4 PC3L-12800R ECC REG (c) -- 4Rx4 PC3L-12800L ECC REG LRDIMM (d) DDR4 2133 ECC Registered (e) DDR4 2400 ECC Registered
Again, this is the first month’s post for this, hopefully first of many to come. Let me know any feedback in any way you think this could be more useful or helpful.