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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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Asifa Gulraiz, a maidservant at Sector G-9 said, 'No one cares about us and about our needs as struggle and hard work without any relief has become a routine in our life.'
The queen now stood up and went away with the boys and switched with the maidservant for a second time.
In Hebrew, the word employed for "anything" and "everything" is identical, "Kol." Hence, the above verse can also be translated as, "You shall not covet your neighbour's wife; you shall not covet your neighbour's house, nor his field, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, and everything that belongs to your neighbour." By concluding the verse with these words, the Torah is not just instructing us not to covet anything of our neighbour, but also helping us achieve this difficult state of consciousness.
Abraham's child with the maidservant Hagar was extensively dealt with in the text, and it seems unusual that if there was another case of that happening it would not be noted.
Greeted with less of the Beatles-like hysteria that's associated with its 21st-century counterpart, the bodiceripping Cornish-set series also starred the late Welsh actress Angharad Mary Rees as Demelza, the red-haired maidservant who launched a million male crushes among the viewers at home.
In an October 3rd letter written by the lower-class Win Jenkins, Tabitha Bramble's maidservant, Gottlieb does not update the footnotes describing Win's colloquialisms, folk remedies and songs, and idiosyncratic language.
Abraham is the primary parent of faith, but outside the realm of normal religious faith and practice is another parent, another figure of hope: Hagar, the maidservant of Sarai (not yet known as Sarah).
Many had to wait for a year or more for the recruitment of a maidservant. We thank God for authorities finally firing the national recruitment committee, which had created a big hue and cry in the media for several years as a result of its failure to resolve citizens' recruitment issues.
Renowned for his ability to pull off the most difficult roles with ease, Shiney was jailed for allegedly raping his maidservant. He was later released on bail.
"I had earned the money by working as a maidservant in Delhi and later concealed it inside a bundle of clothes, out of fear of thieves, but the money was reduced to ashes," the girls' mother Veena Devi told journalists on Tuesday.
Abra, Judith's maidservant, holds down the struggling Holofernes, allowing her mistress maximum leverage.
She is a disagreeable, grey child who begins to gain colour and energy as she skips outside, befriending her maidservant Martha, the surly gardener Ben Weatherstaff and a friendly robin.