Server Pricing Report – August 2022

Server Pricing Report – August 2022

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

quanta server closeup

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 August 1st, 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


SSD Solid State Drive

480 GBSATA2.5″Intel DC S350039 ↑high
800 GBSATA2.5″Intel DC S350099 ↑moderate
1.6 TBSATA2.5″Intel DC S3500110 ↑moderate
1.92 TBSATA2.5″Samsung PM863158 ↑high
1.6 TBNVMeHHHLIntel P3605167 ↑low
1.6 TBNVMeU.2Intel P3605none foundnone found
3.84 TBNVMeU.2Samsung PM983450low
3.84 TBSAS2.5″Samsung PM1633A330 ↓moderate
1.6 TBSAS2.5″HGST Ultrastar SSD1600MM280low


HDD Hard Disk Drive

3 TB SATA3.5″HGST39 ↓high
8 TB SATA3.5″HGST Ultrastar75 ↓high
10 TB SATA3.5″HGST Ultrastar140 ↑high
12 TB SATA3.5″WD Ultrastar150 ↓moderate
14 TBSATA3.5″WD Ultrastar150 ↓low



SizeTypeSpec PriceAvailability
8GBDDR32Rx8 PC3-10600E ECC REG30 ↑low
8GBDDR32Rx8 PC3L-12800E ECC REG25 ↑high
16 GBDDR32Rx4 PC3L-10600R ECC REG13 ↓high
16 GBDDR32Rx4 PC3L-12800R ECC REG14 ↑high
32 GBDDR34Rx4 PC3L-12800L ECC REG LRDIMM39 ↑low
64 GBDDR38RX4 PC3L-10600L LRDIMM80high



Size Type Spec PriceAvailability
16 GBDDR4PC4-2133P ECC REG25 ↓high
16 GB DDR4PC4-2400T ECC REG32 ↓high
16 GB DDR4PC4-2666V ECC REG45high
16 GBDDR4PC4-3200AA ECC REG60moderate
32 GB DDR4PC4-2133P ECC REG63 ↑high
32 GB DDR4PC4-2400T ECC REG56 ↓high
32 GB DDR4PC4-2666V ECC REG75 ↓moderate
32 GB DDR4PC4-3200AA ECC REG135moderate


Intel Xeon CPUs

E5-2660 v210 cores, 2.2 GHz13 ↓high
E5-2680 v210 cores, 2.8 GHz26 ↓high
E5-2697 v212 cores, 2.7 GHz55 ↓high
E5-2680 v312 cores, 2.5 GHz33 ↓high
E5-2680 v414 cores, 2.4 GHz80 ↑high
E5-2690 v414 cores, 2.6 GHz145 ↑high
E5-2699 v422 cores, 2.2 GHz350 ↓high
Platinum 816024 cores, 2.1 GHz585 ↓high
Platinum 816824 cores, 2.1 GHz1184 ↑low


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 DDR3 Ram Types:

price trend chart
  • For most types of RAM that we stock, we ensure that they are a Registered type. E3 Xeon CPUs do require unregistered ram, designated by the ram product code ending in “E” instead of “R”. Furthermore we also check to make sure every DIMM is ECC capable.

  • Over the past year, the average price for the lower memory RAM types have fluctuated very little. At this point in time, the 16GB and 32GB types are at a lower average price point than they were in 2021

  • This finding can also be observed with the 64GB RAM. Although individual DIMM prices are still over $50, the price has dropped by a nominal amount, and the availability remains high on the aftermarket
  • We expect this trend will continue, as the stock for the majority of these RAM types are always widely available and shows no signs of becoming scarce.

  • This does not apply to one of the newer types of RAM we are tracking, 2Rx8 PC3-10600E ECC REG. Previously, this RAM was widely available, however this month showed a drastic reduction on stock. As a result only the pricier listings are available at the moment. This is likely due to this being a less common type of ram, being only useful for single processor servers instead of dual processor servers.

  • In the coming months we will be tracking the availability and price in order to gauge the popularity of this 8GB Ram type on the aftermarket.

  • In other news, last month we began tracking two new types of DDR4 RAM – 16GB and 32GB DDR4 3200AA

  • Previously we were unable to locate adequate listings for the 16GB version, however that has changed this month. There are now a moderate amount of listings on eBay, enough to populate a server with at least 128GB of memory.

  • You can view last month’s report here


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