Originally posted by insiderhosting
You will be very hard pressed to find a deal for 500gb for a measely $100 including rackspace and power for colo. You should either bump your price up or your requirements drastically down.
Well said. I don't think I've ever seen colocation in a reputable datacenter at those rates (and I've seen some amazingly good prices).
Good bandwidth even at wholesale rates is about $50/Mbit. At 500GB, you'd be using 1.5Mbit or so. That means the colo company would be charged $75 for the bandwidth alone, not to mention the space and power. It's just not a profitable proposition for the vast majority of datacenters.
Up your price to $159/month and I think you'd find some takers, though you may still not be colocated on the best bandwidth...