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ALSO CALLED: Array, Storage Arrays, Arrays, Massive Array of Idle Disks, Disk Arrays
DEFINITION: MAID (massive array of idle disks) is a storage technology in which only those disk drives in active use are spinning at any given time. MAID reduces power consumption and prolongs the lives of the drives. A MAID, which can have hundreds, or even thousands of individual drives, offers mass storage at a cost per terabyte roughly equivalent to that of tape. MAID technology is offered as an option to  … 
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MAIDWhite Papers (View All Report Types)
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SGI® InfiniteStorage Data Migration Facility (DMF): Virtualizing Storage to Enable Active Archiving
sponsored by SGI
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the benefits of Data Migration Facility (DMF) for streamlining data management for the most data-intensive environments. Usage scenarios are discussed along with the core technologies that have made DMF so successful.
Posted: 20 Dec 2010 | Published: 20 Dec 2010

SGI

The New Storage: Flexible, Scalable, and Green
sponsored by Dell | EMC
WHITE PAPER: Any organization with growing data storage -- and that's just about everybody now -- needs to do something, and what they did in the past won't work in the future. This paper gives a brief view into "new storage" -- flexible, scalable and green.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 19 Sep 2008

Dell | EMC

MAID 2.0: Energy Savings without Performance Compromises
sponsored by Nexsan
WHITE PAPER: Power consumption is now a major concern and it's time you think about making your storage environment more "green." Read this white paper to learn how MAID devices can help you achieve this and find out about different MAID solutions available.
Posted: 14 Jan 2008 | Published: 02 Jan 2008

Nexsan

Pumping up Array Performance
sponsored by Storage Decisions sponsored by CIENA Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this keynote session, from Storage Decisions New York 2006, Ray Lucchesi, President Silverton Consulting, discusses why the key to the tuning process is a thorough understanding of your application requirements.
Posted: 07 Dec 2006 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Storage Decisions sponsored by CIENA Corporation
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MAID DEFINITION (continued): …  high-volume tape libraries. A MAID is usually constructed with low-cost Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) drives, which have shorter mean time between failure (MTBF) ratings than more expensive drives. When MAID is implemented, every drive is periodically tested. If a drive shows signs of failure, data is transferred to other drives. A MAID has far greater storage density than a RAID (redundant array of independent disks) system of equal cost. In addition to reducing power consumption, the cooling requirements of MAID are also reduced. Limitations of MAID include lower throughput than … 
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