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An acronym for AT Attachment Packet Interface. This is an extension to the powerful EIDE (also called ATA-2) that enables the interface to support CD-ROM players and tape drives. Due to the support of the standard from Microsoft on W95 and (mostly) later operating systems, it has become the standard for such devices.

dictionary/atapi.txt · Last modified: 2007/11/17 18:06 (external edit)