maximum maytag mode

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maximum Maytag mode definition

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(From the US brand of washing machine) What a washing machine or, by extension, any hard disk is in when it's being used so heavily that it's shaking like an old Maytag with an unbalanced load. If prolonged for any length of time, can lead to disks becoming walking drives.
[Jargon File]
(1997-07-22)

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