ATAPI


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ATAPI

ATAPI

(AT Attachment Packet Interface) The standard IDE/ATA hardware interface for CD, DVD, tape and other removable drives. ATAPI uses SCSI commands embedded in packets to support functions required by removable drives such as detecting whether the media is loaded and to eject it. See IDE.
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The market already has PATA, ATAPI, Hybrid ATA, SCSI and Fibre Channel.
Later, in order to eliminate the extra cost of the host adapter, the ATAPI specification was added to the ATA standard as a method for transmitting SCSI commands across ATA hardware by encapsulating or packetizing much of the SCSI protocol into standard ATA data transfers.
An IDE / ATAPI interface offers easy integration and the unit can be installed either horizontally or vertically.
Drive Image 4.0 works with IDE, SCSI, or ATAPI drives that are Multi-Media Command Set version 2 (MMC-2)-compliant, which includes most newer drives.
-- ATAPI (EIDE) internal interface -- DVD+R DL: 2.4X CLV (max.) writing DVD+R: 16X CAV (max.) writing DVD+RW: 4X CLV (max.) rewriting DVD-R: 8X Z-CLV (max.) writing DVD-RW: 4X CLV (max.) rewriting DVD-ROM reading (single layer): 16X CAV (max.) DVD-ROM reading (dual layer): 8X CAV (max.) CD-R: 48X CAV (max.) writing CD-RW: 24X Z-CLV (max.) rewriting CD-ROM: 48X CAV (max) reading -- Dimensions: 145.8 x 41.3 x 165 mm -- excluding bezel (W x H x L)1" shorter depth than standard form factor -- Compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000 / Windows XP -- Burst data transfer rate: 66.6 MB/s max.
But if the user must analyze ATAPI-level commands (in SATA interface), the presentation layer should elevate the low-level packets to the ATAPI command level and show a transaction at that level.
The new internal Hornet 40 ATAPI and TapeStor Travan 40 bundled solution drive specifications include 20-Gbyte native capacity/cartridge with 2 Mbytes/sec native transfer rate and backward-read compatibility with Travan 20-Gbyte technology.
The internal drive connects directly to a computer's IDE (ATAPI) interface, so no additional controller board is required.
The drives themselves attach to computers using a wide range of interfaces, from legacy ATAPI and SCSI connectors, to High-Speed USB 2.0 and cutting-edge Fire Wire (IEEE 1394).
Flexible ports enable direct interfacing with the front panel, the infrared sensor, multiple drive types (ATAPI, A/V, UDE, S2B), and an MPEG encoder.
The CRW8824 series will feature four models: the internal CRW8824E unit using EIDE (ATAPI) technology, the internal CRW8824SZ using Ultra SCSI (SCSI-3) technology, the external CRW8824SXZ using Ultra SCSI interface, and the external CRW8824FXZ using IEEE 1394 Firewire technology.
The DMN-8652 further integrates a second dedicated ATAPI port, an NTSC/PAL TV encoder, video DACs and a USB controller.