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How do “surveillance” and “nas” class drives relate to “enterprise” and “desktop” [closed]

The manufacturer of a specific NAS I have purchased have a table of supported drives, classified for (in alphabetical order): Desktop Enterprise Nas Surveillance Desktop and enterprise are clear, ...
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Intel Xeon MTBF/Lifetime

I'm looking for hard numbers involving the Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) or lifetime that can be expected of the Intel Xeon 5000-series of processors. I'm just looking for stock data (no ...
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SAN typical MTBF

We're using a SAN on a project at work, and there's a bit of debate around the fact that's technically it's a Single Point of Failure. No one seems to have any hard data. The SAN in question is a ...
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How do manufacturers figure huge MTBFs?

I've been looking into purchasing some switches for a new office fitout, and I notice that Netgear give their MTBF as 45 years (!). How do they figure this out? Is this number meaningless? I assume ...