Server Pricing Report – July 2022

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

Since 2019, we have been tracking changing parts prices for RAM, SSDs, Hard Drives, and various CPUs. This data is collected monthly, and then shared on this blog.

Currently, all listed prices are from eBay, for used hardware. We focus on used hardware because these prices change more frequently and this gives a better feel for changes in value.

Prices as of July 2nd, 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 S350033 high
800 GBSATA 2.5″Intel DC S350098 ↑moderate
1.6 TBSATA 2.5″Intel DC S350090 ↓moderate
1.92 TBSATA 2.5″Samsung PM863157 ↓high
1.6 TBNVMeHHHLIntel P3605165 ↓low
1.6 TBNVMeU.2Intel P3605262moderate
3.84 TBNVMeM.2Samsung PM983450 ↓low
3.84 TBSAS2.5″Samsung PM1633A469 ↑low
1.6 TBSAS2.5″HGST Ultrastar SSD1600MM280 ↑low

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HDD Hard Disk Drive

SizeIfaceFormModelPriceAvailability
3 TB SATA 3.5″HGST40 high
8 TB SATA 3.5″HGST 81 high
10 TB SATA 3.5″HGST 129 ↓high
12 TB SATA 3.5″HGST 165 ↓moderate
14 TBSATA3.5″HGST 200low

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DDR3 RAM

Size TypeSpec Price Availability
8GBDDR32Rx8 PC3-10600E ECC REG7high
8GBDDR32Rx8 PC3L-12800E ECC REG24high
16 GBDDR32Rx4 PC3L-10600R ECC REG18 ↑high
16 GBDDR32Rx4 PC3L-12800R ECC REG18 ↓high
32 GBDDR34Rx4 PC3L-12800L ECC REG LRDIMM36 ↓low
64 GBDDR38RX4 PC3L-10600L LRDIMM80 ↓low

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DDR4 RAM

Size Type Spec Price Availability
16 GBDDR4PC4-2133P ECC REG32 ↑high
16 GB DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC REG35 ↑high
16 GB DDR4 PC4-2666V ECC REG45 ↓high
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2133P ECC REG62 ↑high
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC REG98 ↑high
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2666V ECC REG78 ↓low
32 GB DDR4 PC4-3200AA ECC REG135high

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Intel Xeon CPUs

ModelSpecsPriceAvailability
E5-2660 v210 cores, 2.2 GHz15 ↓high
E5-2680 v210 cores, 2.8 GHz30 ↓high
E5-2697 v212 cores, 2.7 GHz64 ↓high
E5-2680 v312 cores, 2.5 GHz44 ↓high
E5-2680 v414 cores, 2.4 GHz78 ↓moderate
E5-2690 v414 cores, 2.6 GHz176 ↑high
E5-2699 v422 cores, 2.2 GHz389 ↓high
Platinum 816024 cores, 2.1 GHz749 ↓high
Platinum 816824 cores, 2.1 GHz900 low

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We have recently began showcasing graphs with a 12-month timeframe for different types of items. Going forward, we think this will be a better visual representation of price fluctuations and will hopefully help identify pricing trends on the aftermarket.

This month we would like to highlight the 12-month graph for SAS and NVME SSDs:

  • Currently we are tracking a handful of Non-SATA SSDs, and we are paying attention to only two sizes, 1.6TB and 3.84TB
  • We first started tracking these drives during a time when crypto mining was at a peak. Since then the cost has fluctuated numerous times.

  • The 1.6TB Intel P3605 (U.2) drive had been out of stock continuously since we began tracking them. Any listing for the drive did not stay available for long and as such we were unable to get actual prices for them. Recently, however, they have appeared back in stock at a record low price!

  • New low pricing can be observed for all types of the drives, and the current trends may result in these low prices becoming the new standard.

  • This observation can already be observed for the 1.6TB Intel P3605 (add-in) drive. It was the first to receive price drops, and as such has been a go-to NVMe drive for us when provisioning servers.

  • The drive is highly dependable when it comes to failure ratings, and the price is highly competitive when compared to other NVMe SSDs.

  • In other news We have also begun tracking two new types of DDR4 RAM – 16GB and 32GB DDR4 3200AA

  • We have started to utilize these DIMMs in our AMD servers. We find these RAM Types provide the best performance in these servers, allowing the CPUs to operate at full speed.

  • We also started to track two new types of RAM, 8GB 2rx8 PC3L-10600E and 8gb 2Rx8 PC3L-12800E ECC REG. These types of ram are commonly used with Intel E3 V1/2/3 CPUs.

  • We have some servers ourselves that utilize this ram type, along with E3-1230v1/2/3 CPUs

  • You can view last month’s report here

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This month’s Ram Additions were requested to us by Rob T. Thank you for reaching out to us, Rob, we are always excited to interact with the community! If you want to see more parts added to the list, or have any feedback on how to make this report more useful, don’t hesitate to contact us! You can view all of our customizable server options here: https://ioflood.com/ and we can be contacted by email at sales[at]ioflood.com