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Defining Term

Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface (ATAPI)



Description

ATAPI was developed for the purpose of connecting other storage devices such as CD-ROM drives and tape drives to the ATA interface.

Although ATAPI uses the same cabling as normal ATA hard drives, the data is sent in packets (hence the name), these packets are created and organized by what is known as an ATAPI driver, they are then transferred using standard PIO or DMA transfer modes.



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See Also: Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA)
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