Nexus Bytes MT Basic SSD

Nexus Bytes is having its weekly 72-hour Mega Thursday Basic SSD offer with the following specs:

  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 host node
  • 2 vCPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 100GB Disk
  • SSD Disk Type
  • 10TB Monthly Bandwidth
  • 1Gpbs Port
  • $4 per month
  • KVM Virtualization
  • Locations: Germany and New York
  • Special bonus: Free 100GB Storage VPS with 1IPv4 NAT (384MB RAM, 2TB Monthly Bandwidth)

How this limited time deal fared under our LEBRE scoring methodology is presented below:

Compared to REBOX1 (also previously offered by Nexus Bytes), the value of this offer is somewhat poor in terms of host node single-core Passmark, RAM and disk type. However, it offers a very good value for number of vCPUs, and port speed, and the strongest selling points are the undoubtedly the massive 10TB bandwidth that makes REBOX1’s 3TB bandwidth look measly, and the super generous 100GB snappy SSD storage space.

The overall LEBRE score of 122 indicates that this box has a better price-performance value compared to the reference REBOX1. It is perfectly well-suited for personal use such as hosting a blog. If your blog is very rich in media or if you need to share or transfer lots of data every month, then this box is perfect for you.

One other VERY, VERY IMPORTANT consideration that we cannot capture using our LEBRE scoring methodology is the free 100GB storage NAT VPS that comes with this plan (you need to open a ticket to get it). Some providers offer an additional block storage that you can mount with your basic plan, but Nexus Bytes is offering an additional storage VPS complete with its own RAM, bandwidth and OS!

You literally buy one VPS and get another free.

This is definitely a very interesting value proposition. There are many possibilities with an additional NAT storage VPS. You can mount it as a additional drive using SSHFS and you effectively get 200GB storage! Backups and things that are not needed to be accessed frequently can be sent to the NAT storage VPS so as not to take up space on your faster SSD. If you want, you can even put a lightweight web server on the NAT VPS!

TL;DR A box that gets most things done for bandwidth guzzlers. Free additional storage too? Just take my money.

You have less than 72 hours to buy your box in Germany or in New York to support Nexus Bytes, who is on The Whitelist.

Update: real-world VPS benchmarks