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.
The ATAPI interface is a popular option for inexpensive tape and hard disk drives.
Hybrid ATA is a category within the ATAPI classification.
Model AI-241040 - Internal ATAPI 24x, Available Now
Today, even though SATA is already a packetized interface and it would be a much simpler protocol to discontinue the encapsulation of SCSI commands into ATA data transfers, the ATAPI encapsulation will still be used so that the OS and its drivers won't see a difference between a Parallel ATA DVD drive and a SATA DVD drive.
Protocol Analyzers used with the new generation of SATA optical drives must support the ATAPI protocol with special decoding and triggering functions.
TDK's new 12X/10X/32X drive, called VeloCD, is an internal ATAPI model with an MSRP of $349.
The internal ATAPI model CRW2100E was announced in September--without pricing--and was scheduled to ship in October.
For example, a common configuration might be the Storage Tower configured with the Disk Array 4SA and one ATAPI optical drive.
Companies tested new SATA devices and capabilities, including 3Gb/s technology, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), eSATA, ATAPI devices and interface power management.