Server Pricing Report – October 2022

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

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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.

This is being updated late in the month, but the prices were recorded as of October 3rd, 2022 and are still an accurate reflection of aftermarket prices for October

↑ 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 S350035 ↓moderate
800 GBSATA 2.5″Intel DC S350060moderate
1.6 TBSATA 2.5″Intel DC S3500110 ↑moderate
1.92 TBSATA 2.5″Samsung PM863150moderate
1.6 TBNVMeHHHLIntel P3605150moderate
1.6 TBNVMeU.2Intel P3605277 ↑low
3.84 TBNVMeU.2Samsung PM983350 ↑moderate
3.84 TBSAS2.5″Samsung PM1633A349moderate
1.6 TBSAS2.5″HGST Ultrastar SSD1600MM180 ↑moderate

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HDD Hard Disk Drive

SizeIfaceFormModelPriceAvailability
3 TB SATA 3.5″HGST30high
8 TB SATA 3.5″HGST Ultrastar 75high
10 TB SATA 3.5″HGST Ultrastar 95 ↓high
12 TB SATA 3.5″WD Ultrastar 149 ↓high
14 TBSATA3.5″WD Ultrastar 165 ↓low

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DDR3 RAM

Size TypeSpec Price Availability
8GBDDR32Rx8 PC3-10600E ECC REG38 ↑low
8GBDDR32Rx8 PC3L-12800E ECC REG24 ↓high
16 GBDDR32Rx4 PC3L-10600R ECC REG16 ↓high
16 GBDDR32Rx4 PC3L-12800R ECC REG13high
32 GBDDR34Rx4 PC3L-12800L ECC REG LRDIMM29 ↑low
64 GBDDR38RX4 PC3L-10600L LRDIMM69 ↓low

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DDR4 RAM

Size Type Spec Price Availability
16 GBDDR4PC4-2133P ECC REG24 ↓high
16 GB DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC REG30high
16 GB DDR4 PC4-2666V ECC REG40high
16 GBDDR4 PC4-3200AA ECC REG44 ↓high
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2133P ECC REG40high
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC REG75 ↑high
32 GB DDR4 PC4-2666V ECC REG65 ↓high
32 GB DDR4 PC4-3200AA ECC REG115 ↓low

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Intel Xeon CPUs

ModelSpecsPriceAvailability
E5-2680 v210 cores, 2.8 GHz19 ↓high
E5-2680 v312 cores, 2.5 GHz21 ↓high
E5-2680 v414 cores, 2.4 GHz59 ↓high
E5-2690 v414 cores, 2.6 GHz99 ↓high
E5-2699 v422 cores, 2.2 GHz315high
Gold 613820 Cores, 2.0 GHz197high
Platinum 816024 cores, 2.1 GHz779 ↑high
Platinum 816824 cores, 2.1 GHz875 ↓moderate

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Back in May of this year we 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 Hard Drives:

  • As seen from the graph above, Hard Drives prices have been steadily dropping in price since October of last year. The greatest price changes can be observed with the larger sized drives, 12TB and 14TB, and most recently 10TB. The smallest size, 3TB, has hovered around the same price point throughout the entirety of the past 12 months, suggesting that this could be the possible permanent price point for the foreseeable future.

  • In the past we have observed the 8TB HDD as being the ideal drive for price vs capacity, pricing around $9.375 per TB. At this time the 10TB is the close second, while the 3TB, 12TB and 14TB drives are priced above $10 per TB.

  • Only time will tell if the large HDD sizes will continue to fall in price, but until there are better solutions for storage based servers needing large amounts of space, we can predict the demand will keep the price high.

  • In other news, we have begun a new CPU Type for our monthly reports, the Xeon Gold 6138. It is currently listed around $200 each, and provides 20 CPU cores and all-cores-turbo of 2.8ghz. It compares favorably to the 14-core 2.9ghz turbo 2680v4 and the 18-core 2.6ghz turbo 2695v4, as being a reasonable upgrade once Xeon scalable systems flood the used market. Due to this we plan to keep an eye on the aftermarket stock of these CPUs for the foreseeable future.

  • Adversely, we have stopped tracking two CPU types due to a decrease in popularity. Those CPUs are the, E5-2660v2 and the E5-2697v2. Going forward we will only be tracking the E5-2680v2 for v2 CPUs.
     
  • You can view last month’s report here

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