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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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the death of my Maidservant, whose Measles passed into a malignant Feaver.
The Talmud (TB Arakhin 29a) affirms that a shifhah harufah (a maidservant who is half-free and half-eved) can be betrothed to an eved ivri only when the Jubilee year (yovel) is in effect.
451) cited Talmudic passage mentioning an epileptic maidservant with an intellectual disability.
It includes two self-portraits, the grand group portrait from the Prado of him with his wife, son, and a maidservant (Fig.
How did she feel as she waited while her maidservant prepared her hair and they discussed taking one of the splendours?
Jane probably was part of a relatively prosperous household, possibly a gentleman's daughter or maidservant, said Smithsonian forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley, who analyzed her bones after they were found by Preservation Virginia, a private nonprofit group.
Her artistry was also shown in three Mozart arias from Figaro, Idomeneo and La finta giardiniera, where beauty of tone came with distinct characterization - not always the case with young singers - no chance here of confusing the pert maidservant and the proud Trojan princess.
Among these experiences Radkau mentions a sexual trauma reported by Weber: he is said to have become sexually excited while being spanked by a maidservant (though Radkau thinks the woman was in fact Weber's mother).
He handed cloak and gloves to the maidservant who opened the door and waited to be conducted to the richlypanelled parlour he had glimpsed from the garden.
Another recent purchase is Gerome's The Black Maidservant, a simple, unadorned but deeply sympathetic portrait of a servant or slave, and indicative of his interest in recording ethnic types.
Solomon's debut novel, "The Little Bride," explores a little-known chapter in Jewish-American history as the title character, 16-year-old maidservant Minna Losk, tries to escape the poverty and violence of her life in Odessa by journeying to America as a mail-order bride.
After the death of his first serious lover, the maidservant Mary Rose, he left his home country to work as an exciseman in the lower Thames valley.