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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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You don't mean to say you did that on purpose,' said the pretty housemaid, blushing.
I tossed off the clothes,' said Giles, throwing away the table-cloth, and looking very hard at the cook and housemaid,
I should have died at once, I'm sure, if it had been me,' observed the housemaid.
She had nice brown eyes, plain as she was in other ways-- and she looked at me with a sort of respect for my happy old age and my good character, as things for ever out of her own reach, which made my heart heavy for our second housemaid.
Sharjah: Sharjah Police is investigating the death of a housemaid who fell to her death from the 10th floor of a high-rise residential building, a police official said.
ABBOTTABAD -- On the request of Abbottabad police on Wednesday Judicial Magistrate Ejaz ur Rehman ordered exhumation of body of 11-year old housemaid Misbah who died in house of a provincial minister's brother on January 27.
A MANPOWER agency has had its licence suspended after it offered a housemaid as a prize in a social media campaign, it has emerged.
Dubai: A housemaid has been accused of risking the life of her sponsor's 10-month-old baby when she left him unattended while the cooker was on and fled.
The agents in Sohar had told Times of Oman that they need salary details, maudinyia and ID card to get a housemaid.
Summary: There are many families who do not want the housemaid to have a mobile phone.
The other major reason for this choice is that it costs less OMR500 to hire a Ugandan housemaid, which is very affordable for many families.
A brief email to the ministry of the interior: It never ceases to amaze me that a Cypriot employer (of third-country housemaids) can interpret the word "day" in thecontract as only when the sun shines and therefore when the housemaid has a day off the housemaid has to be back before it gets dark because then it is night time and not daytime, where on earth does this mentality come from?