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  1. Meninx

    Is ECC recommended?

    Hello there. I have a home server running Windows 8.1 on an HP branded mobo and 4GB of ram powered by a Core 2 Duo. It's filled with 5 HDDs handled by Drivepool. This started as a trial run for DP with all these parts I had lying around and it has grown rapidly over the past 1.5 years. It's time for new hardware. I want more RAM and a new CPU for various needs (Plex, Handbrake etc) I can't decide on ECC RAM or not. I feel like it couldn't hurt, but would it be needed? This is a 24x7 box so is an Asrock server board H87WS that supports ECC for $110 going to be better than a $60 mobo? I would be just fine paying extra for the ECC supporting mobo but is it really necessary if I'm not running ZFS? With 12tb storage running 24x7 in Drivepool is it at a big risk of data corruption due to memory errors? I'm planning on using a G3220 CPU regardless of my mobo choice. My OS will move to 2 drives in RAID 1 using on board RAID My Drivepool will be 4x 3tb WD Reds Splurge for server grade for (supposedly) better quality and longer life or don't bother?
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