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Offline snakyjake

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When should ECC Memory/RAM be considered?
« on: October 27, 2013, 05:20:53 pm »
When should ECC Memory/RAM be considered?

I'm building a file server/NAS for SOHO.
I'm presuming I don't need a lot of RAM (2 GB, maybe 4 GB if there's a small price difference).
I don't want data integrity problems at the storage level (data + parity).  High quality data storage is desired.

Thanks,
Jake
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Offline BobPhoenix

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Re: When should ECC Memory/RAM be considered?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 01:22:02 pm »
All the time (would be my opinion) for a file server.  Optional for workstation/gaming rig.

Offline SirMaster

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Re: When should ECC Memory/RAM be considered?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 04:08:33 pm »
Any time you are dealing with more than a couple TB of data for long-term storage and access and want the data to be reliable.