Big Drive


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Big Drive

An initiative from Maxtor, Compaq, Microsoft and others to increase the maximum capacity of ATA drives (IDE drives) from 137GB to 144PB by upgrading the address size to 48 bits. Introduced in 2001, Big Drive was created to address industry capacity requirements for the next two decades. See IDE.
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Goodwin scored 62, eventually falling when he attempted a big drive off Gregory.
Overmars said: "Samuel still has a big drive to win trophies.
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Pesto co-owner and motor sport enthusiast Neil Gatt said: "It's fantastic to work with such a high-profile driver on our special Big Drive launch and we're gearing up to raise thousands of pounds for this very worthwhile cause."
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"The big drive in the construction industry in the next growth period is going to revolve all around sustainability and ecological planning," says Neil Spiller, head of the university's School for Architecture and Construction.
"Since my term of office began, there has been a big drive to widen BCLA membership and to encourage new delegates to attend the conference, " Mr Bansal commented.
Anderson got the new ball swinging immediately and Steve Smith was the next to go for 18 with an ill-advised attempt at a big drive that took an edge and Collingwood snaffled up at third slip.