Make sure you check our blog! We recently published an article full of helpful tips to help you navigate the second hand server hardware market on eBay! You can read our Buyer BeAware post here!
We have also recently published a post discussing the Base Clock, Max Turbo, and All Cores Turbo to help break through some of the confusion around CPU core performances. You can read about our All Cores Turbo post here.
We have made the decision to remove all Intel D3-S4610 because we don’t believe that these ssds provide good value on the used parts market compared to older Intel SATA drives or newer NVMe or SAS 12G options.
We have added the Samsung PM863 1.92TB SATA and the 3.84TB Samsung PM1633A 12Gbps 2.5″ SAS SSD due to demand for better representation of Samsung drives, with this model having good availability and price.
We have also added the HGST Ultrastar SSD1600MM 1.6TB SSD SAS 12Gb/s which offers 2x the speed of Intel SATA drives while still being compatible with SAS raid cards and SAS drive bays. Also due to long term good supply and price, as well as extremely good drive-writes-per-day durability.
This is our third month of tracking the Xeon Platinum 8160 CPU. The reason we’ve opted to add this CPU to our list is because at 24 cores and 150w TDP we felt this CPU provides a reasonable upgrade point from the E5v4 CPU without using too much additional power.
There hasn’t been a lot of price movement over the past month. A lot of parts are remaining stable price wise, but there has been increased availability in most parts which is good to see.
If you’d like to see more parts added to the list, please don’t hesitate to let me know!
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