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ECC Memory in a Workstation

Updated: Jun 8, 2022

Before we get to understand ECC i.e “Error Correction Code”, let us begin with a short example of Mr.X who wants to transmit an important and urgent message to Mr.Y via a very noisy & boisterous phone call. Mr.X endeavors several options to ensure it reaches Mr.Y without any errors. So he repeats the message several times, uses words that cannot be misheard, and uses phonetic alphabets to ensure that the message is transmitted correctly.

ECC also operates in the same way as Mr.X. Instead of words it uses binary numbers and controls errors in data over noisy or chancy communication channels. In other words, ECC looks overread or transmitted data for errors and corrects them as soon as they are found, ensuring that the message is transmitted accurately.

Every communication channel experiences transmission errors in some form, so whenever a message is transmitted, it carries a probability of getting diddled & corrupted. To avoid this, additional data is added to the given digital message which is ECC -Error Correction Code and it detects if any error has occurred during the transmission of the message. The approach used for error detection is the use of redundancy bits, where additional bits are added to expedite the detection of errors.

ECC-enabled Workstations are valued by professionals and businesses for their critical data, as it has the ability to automatically detect and correct memory errors thus fighting data corruption and ensuring a significant reduction of data crash in a workstation.

Holoware is the only Made in India company to bring ECC-equipped portable mini workstations with an aim to render a new world of technology approachable to every element of modern humankind. For more details visit

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