Advanced Technology Packet Interface: a specification that defines device side characteristics for an IDE connected peripheral, such as CD-ROM or tape drives. ATAPI is essentially an adaptation of the SCSI command set to the IDE interface.
("AT Attachment Packet Interface") An extension to the ATA specification ("Advanced Technology Attachment", more commonly known as IDE, Integrated Drive Electronics) which provides additional commands to control CD-ROM drives and magnetic tape drives. IDE controllers equipped with this extension are also referred to as EIDE ( Enhanced IDE) controllers.
( AT A ttachment acket nterface), also known as IDE or ATA, is a drive implementation that includes the disk controller on the device itself. It allows CD-ROMs and tape drives to be configured as master or slave devices, just like hard drives.
AT Attachment and ATA Packet Interface. ATA has three alternate levels; the base level 16 bit IDE, ATA-2 (enhanced IDE) and Ultra ATA. For peripheral devices that are connected to the ATA-2 other than hard drives, the ATAPI defines the interface set of commands.
Abbreviated form for Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface. ATAPI provides a layer of commands used to manage devices connected through an IDE bus, including CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives. ATAPI was introduced as part of the Enhanced IDE standard.
AT Attachment Packet Interface. A new protocol for controlling mass storage devices similar to SCSI protocols. It builds on the ATA (AT Attachment) interface, the official ANSI Standard name for the IDE interface developed for hard disk drives. ATAPI is commonly used for hard disks, CD-ROM drives, tape drives, and other devices.
Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) Packet Interface. An interface between a computer and its internal peripherals such as DVD-ROM drives. ATAPI provides the command set for controlling devices connected via an IDE interface. ATAPI is part of the Enhanced IDE (E-IDE) interface, also known as ATA-2. ATAPI was extended for use in DVD-ROM drives by the SFF 8090 specification.
Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface. IDE (ATA) was originally designed for hard disks only, not removable devices such as Iomega CD-RW drives, CD-ROMs, and tape drives. ATAPI is designed to bridge this gap and support removable drives. ATAPI devices use your IDE channel to communicate with your computer. The ATAPI interface has now been enhanced to support faster data transfers. See DMA for more information.
Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface. An interface that supports CD and DVD drives using a computer’s ATA (IDE/EIDE) connections. ATAPI makes it possible to connect devices other than hard drives via ATA.
An acronym for "Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface." A high-speed interface protocol that is considered a subset of the SCSI standard. On CD-ROM servers, ATAPI is primarily used to connect disc drives contained within a single server.
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Is a type of interface used to connect additional hardware devices to a computer. This is an internal interface that is commonly used to connect devices such as CD-ROMs, hard drives, tape drives, and Zip drives. The advantages of ATAPI are that it is economical and offers high performance. To install an ATAPI device you must open your computer case and be able to identify the IDE channel on your computer's motherboard.