Kingston Technical Jargon

Technical Jargon.

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Module Ranks

A Single Rank is a data block that is 64 bits wide.

A Dual Rank is a data block that has 2 X 64 bits wide.

A Quad Rank is a data block that has 4 X 64 bits wide.

What Does Kingston ECC Registered Memory Mean?

ECC stands for Error Correction Code. It is a Data integrity check that can detect and correct a 1-bit-error. The term "registered" refers to how the memory module processes signals. Registered modules contain a register that delays all information transferred to the module by one clock cycle. This type of memory is primarily used in servers.

While most PCs will accept only unbuffered memory modules, there are some that accept registered memory modules. Keep in mind that when you install registered memory modules, all of the modules installed in your PC must be registered because unbuffered and registered modules are not interchangeable.

What Does Kingston Non ECC Memory Mean?

Non ECC means that the memory does not come with an Error Correction Code function. ECC bits are attached to the data bits and stored in memory. In case of a 1-bit error, the ECC circuit corrects the error.

What Does Kingston Quad Rank Registered ECC Memory Mean?

Quad rank defines 4 sets of DRAM chips (on a module) each comprised of 8 byte wide (64 bits) data. Registered means how the memory module processes signals. Registered modules contain a register that delays all information transferred to the module by one clock cycle. This type of memory is primarily used in servers. ECC stands for Error Correction Code. It is a Data integrity check that can detect and correct a 1-bit-error.

What Does Kingston Quad Rank Registered ECC Low Voltage Memory Mean?

Quad rank defines 4 sets of DRAM chips (on a module) each comprised of 8 byte wide (64 bits) data. Registered modules contain a register that delays all information transferred to the module by one clock cycle. This type of memory is primarily used in servers. ECC stands for Error Correction Code. It is a Data integrity check that can detect and correct a 1-bit-error. Low Voltage means that the memory operates below 1.5V, typically 1.25-35 Volts.

What Does Kingston ECC Unbuffered Memory Mean?

Unbuffered memory modules do not have the registered chip which is found on Registered Memory Modules. This type of memory comes with Error Correction Code chip built on.

What Does Kingston Registered ECC Low Voltage Memory Mean?

Registered means how the memory module processes signals. Registered modules contain a register that delays all information transferred to the module by one clock cycle. This type of memory is primarily used in servers.  ECC stands for Error Correction Code. It is a Data integrity check that can detect and correct a 1-bit-error. Low Voltage means that the memory operates below 1.5V, typically 1.25-35 Volts.

What Does Kingston Registered ECC Memory Mean?

Registered means how the memory module processes signals. Registered modules contain a register that delays all information transferred to the module by one clock cycle. This type of memory is primarily used in servers.  ECC stands for Error Correction Code. It is a Data integrity check that can detect and correct a 1-bit-error. ECC bits are attached to the data bits and stored in memory. In case of a 1-bit error, the ECC circuit corrects the error.

What Does Kingston Quad Rank Load Reduced Low Voltage ECC Memory Mean?

Quad rank defines 4 sets of DRAM chips (on a module) each comprised of 8 byte wide (64 bits) data. Load Reduced DIMMs, are a new type of industry standard memory module for servers. They are supported on the 2012 server platforms using Intel Xeon E5 processors and AMD Opteron 6200 processors. LRDIMMs are similar to Registered DIMMs that are used in the vast majority of servers today. LRDIMMs add a special Memory Buffer chip.

LRDIMMs greatly reduce the electrical loading of the DRAM chips onto the memory bus. LRDIMMs are useful in memory-intensive applications in data centres, cloud computing and in high-performance computing (HPC) environments. LRDIMM is pin-compatible with existing DDR3 DIMM sockets and is JEDEC standard.

ECC stands for Error Correction Code. It is a Data integrity check that can detect and correct a 1-bit-error. ECC bits are attached to the data bits and stored in memory. In case of a 1-bit error, the ECC circuit corrects the error.

What does Micro SD (Micro Secure Digital) mean?
Simply 16mb to 2GB

What does MicroSDHC (Micro Secure Digital High Capacity) mean?
Simply 4GB to 32GB

What does MicroSDXC (Micro Secure Digital Extended Capacity) mean?
Simply 64GB to 2TB (when technology allows)

What does SD (Secure Digital) mean?
Simply 16mb to 2GB

What does SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) mean?
Simply 4GB to 32GB

What does SDXC (Secure Digital Extended Capacity) mean?
Simply 64GB to 2TB (when technology allows)

Can I use a 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB SDHC memory card in my SD enabled device?
No. SDHC isn’t backward compatible with SD devices, so a 4GB SDHC memory card will not work in a device designed to accept up to a maximum of 2GB memory cards. Look for the SDHC logo to see if your device accepts SDHC memory cards.

Can I use a 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB MicroSDHC memory card in my MicroSD enabled device?
No. SDHC isn’t backward compatible with SD devices, so a 4GB SDHC memory card will not work in a device designed to accept up to a maximum of 2GB memory cards. Look for the SDHC logo to see if your device accepts MicroSDHC memory cards.

Can I use a 64GB/128GB SDXC memory card in my SDHC enabled device?
No. SDXC isn’t backward compatible with SDHC devices, so a 64GB SDXC memory card will not work in a device designed to accept up to a maximum of 32GB memory cards (i,e SDHC). Look for the SDXC logo to see if your device accepts SDXC memory cards.

 

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