The manufacturer of a specific NAS I have purchased have a table of supported drives, classified for (in alphabetical order):
Desktop and enterprise are clear, commonly used and well documented.
Googeling on surveillance usually results in "you need Enterprise class drives since they have a 24/7 workload".
The problem is that I cannot find any source of information on how the Nas and Surveillance classified drives relate to Desktop and Enterprise. Can they be lineally placed in a certain order/scale or are there totally different aspects to their relation?
Does anyone know of a authoritative source that sets forth the differences and how these are measured in quantifiable units of some sort (MTBF for example)?
I'm not asking for advice on which one I should get! All the drives in the list have been confirmed to work well with the NAS. The only problem is that I don't understand the classification system.
So, why would a drive classify for "Surveillance" or "NAS" instead of "Enterprise" or "Desktop"?