Server Pricing Report – January 2022

Welcome to the first installment of our monthly server price reporting for 2022.

If you were following along, last year we’ve been tracking changing parts prices for RAM, SSDs, Hard Drives, and various CPUs. 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 January 3rd, 2022

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

Price Low* / Price High** / Part Name

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SSDs

$49() / $100(+) / 480gb Intel DC S3500
$80(-) / $149(+) / 800gb Intel DC S3500
$250(+) / $350(+) / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500

$229(+) / $249(+) / 1.6TB Intel P3605 NVMe
$490(-) / $1595() / 3.84TB Samsung PM983 NVMe

$160() / $500(+) / Samsung PM863 1.92TB SATA
$867(+) / $950(+) / 3.84TB Samsung PM1633A 12Gbps 2.5″ SAS SSD
$179(-) / $495(+) / HGST Ultrastar SSD1600MM 1.6TB SSD SAS 12Gb/s

Hard Drives

$38(-) / $115(+) / 3TB HGST SATA
$109(-) / $230(+) / 8TB HGST SATA
$185() / $399(+) / 10TB HGST SATA
$285(+) / $330(-) / 12TB HGST SATA
$541(+) / $574() / 14TB HGST SATA

DDR3 RAM

$23(+) / $73(+) / 16GB DDR3 (a)
$20(+) / $88(-) / 16GB DDR3 (b)
$50(+) / $199(+) / 32GB DDR3 (c)
$108(-) / $112(-) / 64GB DDR3 (g)

DDR4 RAM

$33() / $137(+) / 16GB DDR4 (d)
$40(-) / $80(-) / 16GB DDR4 (e)
$49(-) / $130(-) / 16GB DDR4 (f)
$64(-) / $120() / 32GB DDR4 (d)
$90(+) / $199(-) / 32GB DDR4(e)
$108(+) / $186(-) / 32GB DDR4 (f)

E5v2 CPUs

$20(-) / $225() / E5-2660v2
$39(-) / $140(-) / E5-2680v2
$70(-) / $296(+) / E5-2697v2

E5v3 CPUs

$64(-) / $212(-) / E5-2680v3

E5v4 CPUs

$105(-) / $1450() / E5-2680v4
$299(+) / $977(+) / E5-2690v4
$540(-) / $1987(-) / E5-2699v4

New CPU’s

$1195(+) / $4295(+) / Xeon Platinum 8160
$1160(+) / $2000(+) / Xeon Platinum 8168


To compare with the last report, here are the December 1st, 2021 prices:


SSDs

$49() / $62(-) / 480gb Intel DC S3500
$80(-) / $110(-) / 800gb Intel DC S3500
$109(-) / $250() / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500

$189(-) / $229(-) / 1.6TB Intel P3605 NVMe
$339() / $699() / 1.6TB Intel P3605 NVMe (U.2)
$515(-) / $1595(+) / 3.84TB Samsung PM983 NVMe

$160() / $400(+) / Samsung PM863 1.92TB SATA
$429(+) / $950(+) / 3.84TB Samsung PM1633A 12Gbps 2.5″ SAS SSD
$189() / $260(-) / HGST Ultrastar SSD1600MM 1.6TB SSD SAS 12Gb/s

Hard Drives

$35(-) / $90(+) / 3TB HGST SATA
$119(-) / $194(+) / 8TB HGST SATA
$185(+) / $369(+) / 10TB HGST SATA
$210(-) / $445(+) / 12TB HGST SATA
$290(+) / $574(+) / 14TB HGST SATA

DDR3 RAM

$19(-) / $60(+) / 16GB DDR3 (a)
$19(-) / $100(+) / 16GB DDR3 (b)
$45(-) / $130(+) / 32GB DDR3 (c)
$119() / $350(+) / 64GB DDR3 (g)

DDR4 RAM

$33(-) / $61(-) / 16GB DDR4 (d)
$59(+) / $88(-) / 16GB DDR4 (e)
$49(-) / $199(+) / 16GB DDR4 (f)
$75(-) / $120(-) / 32GB DDR4 (d)
$84(-) / $295(+) / 32GB DDR4(e)
$95(-) / $225(+) / 32GB DDR4 (f)

E5v2 CPUs

$21(-) / $135(+) / E5-2660v2
$40(-) / $145(+) / E5-2680v2
$86(-) / $100(-) / E5-2697v2

E5v3 CPUs

$69(-) / $463(+) / E5-2680v3

E5v4 CPUs

$120(-) / $1450(+) / E5-2680v4
$275(+) / $977(+) / E5-2690v4
$599(-) / $3950(+) / E5-2699v4

New CPU’s

$955() / $1160() / Xeon Platinum 8168

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Some noteworthy changes from last month:

  • Last month we were unable to track the Price for the New CPU – Xeon Platinum 8160 due to it being out of stock, however this month marks the return of the 8160!
  • Additionally, we will continue tracking the price for Xeon Platinum 8168 CPUs this month.
  • We were also unable to track the price for the SSD model 1.6TB Intel P3605 NVMe (U.2). They are out of stock this month, but we will check for them again in February!
  • There has been a slight rise in prices for many drives including, 1.6TB Intel P3605 NVMe, 3.84TB Samsung PM1633A, and many of the Sata HDD’s that we track.
  • Other parts have seen a noticeable fluctuation in price and stock.
  • All Types of DDR3 RAM are less available than the prior month, and the prices are raising ever so slightly. Availability is extremely low for 64GB DIMMs, only available in bulk orders at the moment.
  • The availability for DDR4 RAM is facing a similar shortage, however the price is lower than it has been for the past few months
  • Similarly, all models of E5 v4 CPus are seeing price drops and fewer listings.
  • If you’d like to see more parts added to the list, please don’t hesitate to let me know!

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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
(g) — 8RX4 PC3L-10600L

(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.