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native mode

[′nād·iv ′mōd]
(computer science)
The mode of operation of a software product that is being used on a computer for which it was specifically designed, without use of an emulator.
The mode of operation of a device that is carrying out the function for which it was designed and is not emulating another device.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

native mode

(1) The normal running mode of a computer, executing programs from its built-in instruction set. Contrast with emulation mode. See native language.

(2) The highest performance state of a computer. For example, in the early days of the PC when 16-bit applications were common, running in 32-bit, 386 Protected Mode was the x86 chip's native mode.
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EA products beginning development now will be written in native mode, aiming to have all new PC products fully native by the fall of 1996.
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You can also stick with the native mode if you wish.
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Offering two to four drives and up to 64 cartridges, the unit features transfer rates in excess of 450 GB/hr compressed, 170 GB/hr in native mode. Library storage capacity is 6.4 TB uncompressed and up to 16.6 TB compressed.