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Posted Nov 21, 2011 19:06 UTC (Mon) by mpr22 (subscriber, #60784)
Posted Nov 21, 2011 19:22 UTC (Mon) by SEJeff (subscriber, #51588)
Posted Nov 24, 2011 8:06 UTC (Thu) by cas (subscriber, #52554)
because it increases the design and manufacturing costs of the end product without increasing sales of the end product.
and the really annoying thing is that it would just be a short-term once-off design cost until the chipsets for various device types all had ECC support (all AMD CPU chipset motherboards have ECC support and have had for several years - the catch is that ECC RAM is much more expensive). And the economies of scale for producing just one kind of RAM instead of "server RAM" and "desktop RAM", would quickly offset even those costs within a HW design generation
which is, of course, the reason why it hasn't happened - artificial market segmentation is extremely profitable. You can only charge more for "server-class" hardware if they have a few things which don't exist or are uncommon on "consumer" motherboards - e.g. ECC being uncommon outside of AMD chipsets, consumer motherboards having SATA rather than SAS (which should just replace SATA entirely), and consumer drives being SATA interface rather than SAS.
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