Server Pricing Report – May 2022

Welcome to the fifth 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 May 3rd, 2022

↑ or indicates if the price has gone up or down since last month
Price — The lowest price to buy this part from a reputable seller in a moderate quantity, price as shipped to the US
Availability — 6 or Fewer ebay listings = low
7-19 ebay listings = moderate
20+ ebay listings = high

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SSD Solid State Drive

SizeIfaceFormModelPriceAvailability
480 GBSATA2.5″Intel DC S350042high
800 GBSATA 2.5″Intel DC S350070 ↓moderate
1.6 TBSATA 2.5″Intel DC S3500199 ↑low
1.92 TBSATA 2.5″Samsung PM863169moderate
1.6 TBNVMeHHHLIntel P3605199 ↑low
3.84 TBNVMeM.2Samsung PM983340 ↓low
3.84 TBSAS2.5″Samsung PM1633A470moderate
1.6 TBSAS2.5″HGST Ultrastar SSD1600MM250 low

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HDD Hard Disk Drive

SizeIfaceFormModelPriceAvailability
3 TB SATA 3.5″HGST29high
8 TB SATA 3.5″HGST 90 ↓high
10 TB SATA 3.5″HGST 179 ↑moderate
12 TB SATA 3.5″HGST 194moderate
14 TBSATA3.5″HGST 250none

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DDR3 RAM

Size TypeSpec Price Availability
16 GBDDR32Rx4 PC3L-10600R ECC REG17 ↓high
16 GBDDR32Rx4 PC3L-12800R ECC REG22 ↑high
32 GBDDR34Rx4 PC3L-12800L ECC REG LRDIMM37 ↓low
64 GBDDR38RX4 PC3L-10600L LRDIMM94 ↓low

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DDR4 RAM

Size Type Spec Price Availability
16 GBDDR4PC4-2133P ECC REG30 ↑moderate
16 GB DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC REG40 ↑moderate
16 GB DDR4 PC4-2666V ECC REG51 ↓moderate
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2133P ECC REG73 ↓high
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC REG70 ↓moderate
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2666V ECC REG84 ↓moderate

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Intel Xeon CPUs

ModelSpecsPriceAvailability
E5-2660 v210 cores, 2.2 GHz18 ↓high
E5-2680 v210 cores, 2.8 GHz35 ↓high
E5-2697 v212 cores, 2.7 GHz65 ↓high
E5-2680 v312 cores, 2.5 GHz48 ↓high
E5-2680 v414 cores, 2.4 GHz90 ↑moderate
E5-2690 v414 cores, 2.6 GHz186 ↓high
E5-2699 v422 cores, 2.2 GHz390 ↓high
Platinum 816024 cores, 2.1 GHz500 ↓high
Platinum 816824 cores, 2.1 GHz1184 ↑low

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We are now going to show graphs of the prior 12 months of pricing for one type of item each month. We think this will be more visual and interesting than the previous historical pricing info.

This month we would like to highlight the 12-month graph for Hard Drives:

  • The change over time is easy to visualize with this graph. Around this time last year the prices for most Hard Disk drives were almost double the price they are now. This is most prevalent in all sizes except the 3TB HDDs, which have remained consistent for the past year. It can be surmised that the prices the Hard Drives are being sold at now are the new market average. Unless we see a sudden spike in Hard Drive demand, similar to the spike that occurred in January of this year, prices should remain low and might even go lower by the end of the year.

  • Every 3 months we will be posting a separate article with the prior 12 months pricing for every type of product we track. Stay tuned for the first of these quarterly articles coming out soon.

  • You can view last month’s report here