Server Pricing Report – April 2022

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

For two years now, we have 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 April 5th, 2022

↑ or indicates if the price has gone up or down since last month
USD Low — The lowest price to buy this part from a reputable seller in a moderate quantity, price as shipped to the US
USD 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

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SSD Solid State Drive

SizeIfaceFormModelUSD lowUSD high
480 GBSATA2.5″Intel DC S350043190 ↑
800 GBSATA 2.5″Intel DC S350099 ↓210 ↑
1.6 TBSATA 2.5″Intel DC S3500150 ↓350
1.92 TBSATA 2.5″Samsung PM863169500 ↓
1.6 TBNVMeHHHLIntel P3605195 ↓450 ↑
3.84 TBNVMeM.2Samsung PM983487 ↓490 ↓
3.84 TBSAS2.5″Samsung PM1633A470599 ↓
1.6 TBSAS2.5″HGST Ultrastar SSD1600MM250 ↓500

HDD Hard Disk Drive

SizeIfaceFormModelUSD lowUSD high
3 TB SATA 3.5″HGST29 ↓122 ↑
8 TB SATA 3.5″HGST 95 ↓295 ↓
10 TB SATA 3.5″HGST 175385
12 TB SATA 3.5″HGST 194 ↓592
14 TBSATA3.5″HGST 250 ↓495

DDR3 RAM

Size TypeSpec USD low USD high
16 GBDDR32Rx4 PC3L-10600R ECC REG20 ↓30 ↓
16 GBDDR32Rx4 PC3L-12800R ECC REG20 ↓88
32 GBDDR34Rx4 PC3L-12800L ECC REG LRDIMM49 ↓53 ↓
64 GBDDR38RX4 PC3L-10600L95 ↓350 ↑

DDR4 RAM

Size Type Spec USD low USD high
16 GBDDR4PC4-2133P ECC REG34 ↑150 ↑
16 GB DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC REG34 ↓120 ↑
16 GB DDR4 PC4-2666V ECC REG58 ↑79
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2133P ECC REG82 ↑186
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC REG97 ↑112 ↓
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2666V ECC REG90 ↓168

Intel Xeon CPUs

ModelSpecsUSD lowUSD high
E5-2660 v210 cores, 2.2 Ghz19 ↓225
E5-2680 v210 cores, 2.8 Ghz38 ↓180 ↑
E5-2697 v212 cores, 2.7 Ghz70 ↑145 ↓
E5-2680 v312 cores, 2.5 Ghz55212
E5-2680 v414 cores, 2.4 Ghz92 ↑159 ↓
E5-2690 v414 cores, 2.6 Ghz210 ↓349 ↑
E5-2699 v422 cores, 2.2 Ghz500 ↓530 ↓
Platinum 816024 cores, 2.1 Ghz710 ↓4000
Platinum 816824 cores, 2.1 Ghz949 ↓2300 ↓

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To compare with the last report, here are the March 9th, 2022 prices:
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SSD Solid State Drive

SizeIfaceFormModelUSD lowUSD high
480 GBSATA2.5″Intel DC S3500 43 ↓120
800 GBSATA 2.5″Intel DC S3500149 178 ↓
1.6 TBSATA 2.5″Intel DC S3500250350
1.92 TBSATA 2.5″Samsung PM863169 995
1.6 TBNVMeHHHLIntel P3605199249
1.6 TBNVMeU.2Intel P3605none foundnone found
3.84 TBNVMeM.2Samsung PM98970 1595
3.84 TBSAS2.5″Samsung PM1633A470 ↓800 ↓
1.6 TBSAS2.5″HGST Ultrastar SSD1600MM279 500

HDD Hard Disk Drive

SizeIfaceFormModelUSD lowUSD high
3 TB SATA 3.5″HGST30 ↓75
8 TB SATA 3.5″HGST 100480
10 TB SATA 3.5″HGST 175 ↓385 ↓
12 TB SATA 3.5″HGST 205592
14 TBSATA3.5″HGST 268 ↓495 ↓

DDR3 RAM

Size TypeSpec USD low USD high
16 GBDDR32Rx4 PC3L-10600R ECC REG24 72 ↓
16 GBDDR32Rx4 PC3L-12800R ECC REG23 ↓88
32 GBDDR34Rx4 PC3L-12800L ECC REG LRDIMM49 ↓69 ↓
64 GBDDR38RX4 PC3L-10600L101 ↓250 ↓

DDR4 RAM

Size Type Spec USD low USD high
16 GBDDR4PC4-2133P ECC REG33 136 ↓
16 GB DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC REG43 ↓199
16 GB DDR4 PC4-2666V ECC REG55 79 ↓
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2133P ECC REG75 186
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC REG75 ↓169 ↓
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2666V ECC REG110 168 ↓

Intel Xeon CPUs

ModelSpecsUSD lowUSD high
E5-2660 v210 cores, 2.2 Ghz21 225
E5-2680 v210 cores, 2.8 Ghz39 ↓80 ↓
E5-2697 v212 cores, 2.7 Ghz73 ↓296 ↓
E5-2680 v312 cores, 2.5 Ghz55 ↓212
E5-2680 v414 cores, 2.4 Ghz90 ↓205 ↓
E5-2690 v414 cores, 2.6 Ghz225 ↓295 ↓
E5-2699 v422 cores, 2.2 Ghz507 1987
Platinum 816024 cores, 2.1 Ghz749 ↓4000 ↓
Platinum 816824 cores, 2.1 Ghz1425 ↓4950

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Some noteworthy changes from last month:

  • For the fourth month in a row we have been unable to locate quality listings for the 1.6TB Intel P3605 NVMe (U.2) SSD. Due to the extended unavailability we will not be including updates for this drive. If listings for this part return, then we’ll update you at that time!

  • The Xeon Platinum 8168 is showing very limited availability, however the price for this CPU has also dropped. The highest price has dropped by almost $2000!

  • We observed shortages in the 32GB DDR4 Ram Types of 2400T and 2666V.  The 2400T price remains low, however the lowest price point has raised. Alternatively, the 2666V price has dropped!

  • Last month we found that the listings for 32GB 12800L RAM was critically low. This trend continues to this month with very few good quality listings. The record low price point has also continue to this month

  • Additionally a few drives are showing shortages of listings this month. Those drives are the 3.84TB NVMe SSD, 1.6TB NVME HHHL SSD, and the 1.6TB Sata SSD.

  • A few parts are gaining new listings at prices higher than the previous month. Those parts are the 1.6TB NVMe HHHL SSD, 480GB SSD, and the 1.6TB SAS HGST SSD. We also observed price raises for the 16GB DDR4 2133P RAM and the E5-2680v2 CPUs. The price rise is a bit misleading however as these parts still have numerous listings with reasonable prices.

  • April has brought many more dips in pricing than raises. Notably, almost all CPUs are being offered at prices cheaper than we’ve seen all year. Those CPUs are the 2699v4, 2690v4, 2697v2, and both Xeon Platinum CPU types. Additionally, there have been noticeable price drops for the 16GB DDR3 10600R RAM

  • As always, If you’d like to see more parts added to the list, please don’t hesitate to let me know!