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MAID

(Massive Array of Idle Disks) Active archiving that uses disk drives instead of tape. Most of the drives in a MAID array are idle most of the time, but can be revved up and read faster than searching sequentially through magnetic tape. MAID libraries typically do not use RAID technology because each read and write in most RAID configurations uses several drives. The concept behind MAID is to have an enormous amount of data quickly available at the least cost, and spinning disks require power and generate heat, which requires cooling.

Some Active, Some Passive
A MAID system may be built with a small ratio of spinning disks that serve as a cache for the non-spinning, passive disks. If a request is not found in the cache, the appropriate passive disks are powered up. See active archiving, WORO and RAID.
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Investigators in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office discovered significant inconsistencies with the account of the chambermaid who claimed Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in a luxury hotel room in May, sources said Thursday.
The chambermaid who accused Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a luxury Manhattan hotel admitted to fabricating an account of being gang-raped by soldiers in Guinea, calling into to question her credibility as a suspect in the case.
Sofitel, a hotel chain that prides itself on a traditional dress code, made the concession amid concern about the vulnerability of chambermaids after Strauss-Kahn was charged over allegations that he sexually assaulted and tried to rape a 32-year-old housekeeper.
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She is thrilled to mention her next project, though, a film scripted and about to be directed by her mother, in which Leigh plays a hotel chambermaid who takes way too much interest in the guests' personal business.
Chambermaid Karen Johnston shared love trysts with the 32-year-old dad- of-two.
It will recreate the day in May last year when he was accused by chambermaid Nafissatou Diallo of attempting to rape her.
Reports indicate that the Sofitel Hotel - where Dominique Strauss-Kahn allegedly assaulted a chambermaid - has also agreed to install panic buttons, and Ward told the paper he was working on legislation to make the alarms mandatory at all New York City hotels.
London, May 25 (ANI): Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is facing charges of allegedly raping a hotel chambermaid in New York, was caught with a hooker in West Paris.
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Then one morning a chambermaid found him in the little four-poster at the top of the stairs.