Server Pricing Report – May 2021!!

Welcome to the Fifth installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2021.

If you were following along, last year we’ve been tracking changing parts prices for RAM, SSDs, Hard Drives, CPUs, and a couple of GPUs. Typically this is done monthly, and then shared on our blog.

Currently, all listed prices are from eBay, for used hardware. I may start tracking more new hardware as well if there is a demand for it.

Prices as of 25th May, 2021

+ or – indicates if the price has gone up or down since last month

Price Low* / Price High** / Part Name

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SSDs

$55(-) / $110() / 480gb Intel DC S3500
$175(+) / $450(+) / 800gb Intel DC S3500
$250() / $475() / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500

$525(+) / $650(+) / 1.6TB Intel P3605 NVMe
$650(+) / $700(+) / 1.6TB Intel P3605 NVMe (U.2)
$650(+) / $950(+) / 3.84TB Samsung PM983 NVMe

$250(+) / $369(+) / 480gb Intel D3-S4610
$239() / $440() / 960gb Intel D3-S4610
$676(+) / $1190(+) / 1.92tb Intel D3-S4610
$915(+) / $1293(+) / 3.84tb Intel D3-S4610

Hard Drives

$47(+) / $70() / 3TB HGST SATA
$240() / $472(+) / 8TB HGST SATA
$400() / $530(+) / 10TB HGST SATA — Limited Availability
$450(+) / $602(+) / 12TB HGST SATA — Limited Availability
$() / $() / 14TB HGST SATA — None Available

DDR3 RAM

$39(+) / $65(+) / 16GB DDR3 (a)
$44(+) / $50() / 16GB DDR3 (b)
$() / $() / 32GB DDR3 (c) — None Available
$225(+) / $350(+) / 64GB DDR3 (g) — Limited Availability

DDR4 RAM

$70(+) / $88(+) / 16GB DDR4 (d)
$82(+) / $100(+) / 16GB DDR4 (e)
$100() / $265() / 16GB DDR4 (f)
$150(+) / $215(+) / 32GB DDR4 (d)
$155(+) / $195(+) / 32GB DDR4 (e)
$195(+) / $225() / 32GB DDR4 (f)

E5v2 CPUs

$45(-) / $99() / E5-2660v2
$75() / $180(+) / E5-2680v2
$154(+) / $185(+) / E5-2697v2

E5v3 CPUs

$200(+) / $264(+) / E5-2680v3 — Limited Availability

E5v4 CPUs

$280(+) / $400(+) / E5-2680v4 — Limited Availability
$275(+) / $799(+) / E5-2690v4
$1199(-) / $1660(-) / E5-2699v4

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To compare with the last report, here are the May 15th, 2021 prices:

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SSDs

$59() / $110() / 480gb Intel DC S3500
$130(+) / $190(+) / 800gb Intel DC S3500
$250() / $475() / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500

$450(-) / $500(+) / 1.6TB Intel P3605 NVMe
$480(+) / $530(+) / 1.6TB Intel P3605 NVMe (U.2)
$540(+) / $650(+) / 3.84TB Samsung PM983 NVMe

$160(+) / $258(+) / 480gb Intel D3-S4610
$239(+) / $440(+) / 960gb Intel D3-S4610
$470(+) / $806(+) / 1.92tb Intel D3-S4610
$600() / $850(+) / 3.84tb Intel D3-S4610

Hard Drives

$35(+) / $50() / 3TB HGST SATA
$110() / $250(+) / 8TB HGST SATA
$180() / $280(+) / 10TB HGST SATA
$300(+) / $435(+) / 12TB HGST SATA
$550(+) / $650(+) / 14TB HGST SATA

DDR3 RAM

$30() / $50() / 16GB DDR3 (a)
$40(+) / $50() / 16GB DDR3 (b)
$70(+) / $70(+) / 32GB DDR3 (c)
$140(-) / $330(+) / 64GB DDR3 (g)

DDR4 RAM

$59(+) / $80(+) / 16GB DDR4 (d)
$75(+) / $95(+) / 16GB DDR4 (e)
$79() / $195() / 16GB DDR4 (f)
$130(+) / $175(+) / 32GB DDR4 (d)
$144(+) / $175(+) / 32GB DDR4 (e)
$150(+) / $225(+) / 32GB DDR4 (f)

E5v2 CPUs

$52(-) / $99() / E5-2660v2
$75() / $160(+) / E5-2680v2
$118(-) / $153(-) / E5-2697v2

E5v3 CPUs

$119(+) / $199(+) / E5-2680v3

E5v4 CPUs

$189(+) / $250(+) / E5-2680v4
$219(-) / $499(+) / E5-2690v4
$689(-) / $1310(-) / E5-2699v4

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Some noteworthy changes from last month:

  • The entire IT world has gone Crypto-Crazy, something that is definitely being reflected in price and availability of parts on the second hand market.
  • The price of drives is up across the board, in some cases with well over 100% increases.
  • The current craziness is also affecting availability, especially among the larger sized drives, with limited listings on many items and some items being completely unavailable.
  • NVMe, CPU’s and RAM have also increased dramatically in price and decreased in availability.
  • Even though we don’t track them, I decided to check out a few of the popular graphics cards right now. The results could best be summed up with “LOL!”

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Definition of terms / fine print: 

  • 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 PC4-2133P ECC Registered
(e) DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC Registered
(f) DDR4 PC4-2666V ECC Registered

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As always, let me know if you’ve got any feedback, how I can make this more useful, etc.