Thursday, May 31st 2018

INNOVENTIONS Launches Memory Testers for DDR4

INNOVENTIONS, Inc., the leading manufacturer of portable computer memory testers, is now shipping the RAMCHECK LX DDR4 and the RAMCHECK LX DDR4 Pro for testing and identifying industry standard DDR4 ECC and non-ECC SDRAM modules.

"DDR4 memory is now the standard for servers and PCs," said Dr. David Y. Feinstein, President of INNOVENTIONS. "With these new RAMCHECK LX memory testers, data centers, memory dealers and repair techs have a great tool to test and identify DDR4 DIMMs quickly and reliably. Considering the price of these big server DIMMs, the RAMCHECK LX pays for itself pretty quickly."
Both the RAMCHECK LX DDR4 (p/n INN-8686-DDR4) and DDR4 Pro tester (p/n INN-8686-DDR4-PRO) test and identify JEDEC-compliant registered and unbuffered DDR4 DIMMs. No special setup is required. The RAMCHECK LX DDR4 includes a complimentary 288-pin test head featuring a high-quality production socket, while the RAMCHECK LX DDR4 Pro includes a rugged 288-pin Low Insertion Force (LIF) socket for high-volume testing. Test heads for SO-DIMM are under development and will be available soon.

During each test, the memory module's size, structure, and type are automatically detected. RAMCHECK LX quickly spots bad memory chips and alerts the user with a warning tone and visual signal. The Basic Test for a 32GB DIMM is less than 3 minutes while the test for 8GB DIMM is about 40 seconds.

The RAMCHECK LX DDR4 tester is available for $2495.00. The DDR4 Pro tester is $3850.00.
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9 Comments on INNOVENTIONS Launches Memory Testers for DDR4

#1
bug
You must make a lot of money with your servers for those prices to make sense.
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Ripper3
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You must make a lot of money with your servers for those prices to make sense.
Exactly what I thought, but when a single server might cost multiple times the price of one of these, it may well make sense. Probably not quite a sensible for a small PC builder though, not when you could just run memtest on your own PC to check.
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phanbuey
Ripper3
Exactly what I thought, but when a single server might cost multiple times the price of one of these, it may well make sense. Probably not quite a sensible for a small PC builder though, not when you could just run memtest on your own PC to check.
Also just because a memory is stable in the tester doesnt mean it will be stable in the system...

Not sure how this does anything but add an extra step to the process.
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texas64
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You must make a lot of money with your servers for those prices to make sense.
This is not expensive... you can pay the same for a single NIC. Consider if you have a few dozen servers (or hundreds) at 20K or more per server.

phanbuey
Also just because a memory is stable in the tester doesnt mean it will be stable in the system...

Not sure how this does anything but add an extra step to the process.
Well, the tester test the integrity of the module; so you know the stick is good. I agree that other factors such as interop may prevent the module from working on a server, but that's not the scope of this tester.
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I was gonna say why didn't they make one for DDR3 and SO-DIMMs then saw the price....
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Solaris17
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You must make a lot of money with your servers for those prices to make sense.
not really, this is cheap in enterprise IT land were the licensing for my router software is $30+K
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buggalugs
Solaris17
not really, this is cheap in enterprise IT land were the licensing for my router software is $30+K
True, and for critical systems like medical, security and government, its a small price to pay. Memory can be tested before installation reducing the chances of system crashes or corrupt data.
I would love one of these but for that price it doesnt make sense for me.
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texas64
This is not expensive... you can pay the same for a single NIC. Consider if you have a few dozen servers (or hundreds) at 20K or more per server.
I'm thinking I can throw away 10-20 RAM modules and still have some money left over buying one of these. But it depends on how much money one hour of downtime costs me.
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Jism
buggalugs
True, and for critical systems like medical, security and government, its a small price to pay. Memory can be tested before installation reducing the chances of system crashes or corrupt data.
I would love one of these but for that price it doesnt make sense for me.
The price is due proberly to a very small, market. You can build one yourself ofcourse, go ahead. I'm sure you could be done for less then 400.
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