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    Seems like Atwood’s motivation is that market segmentation sucks and should be resisted. Be nice to have a DRAM manufacturer move ECC entirely onto the DIMM, rather than requiring memory controller cooperation.

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      On a somewhat similar topic but different usecase (FreeNAS / ZFS), stumbled upon this today: http://blog.brianmoses.net/2014/03/why-i-chose-non-ecc-ram-for-my-freenas.html .

      I’m pretty sure I’m still going to go with ecc ram for this usecase, but my needs are different than the author and the price difference isn’t that much considering how often I upgrade my NAS (~5 years)