ASPI

ASPI, the Advanced SCSI Programming Interface provides an API originated by Adaptec which standardizes communication on a computer bus between a SCSI host adapter on the one hand and SCSI (and ATAPI) peripherals on the other.

History

ASPI was developed by Adaptec in the early 1990s. It was originally designed to support SCSI drives. Support for ATAPI interface (such as IDE) was later added.

Microsoft licensed the interface for used with Windows 9x series. At the same time Microsoft developed SCSI Pass Through Interface (SPTI), an in-house substitute that worked on the NT platform. Microsoft did not include ASPI in Windows 2000/XP, in favor of its own SPTI. User may still download ASPI from Adaptec. A number of CD/DVD applications also continue to offer their own implementations of ASPI layer.

Driver

ASPI was provided by the following drivers.:

ee also

*Patin-Couffin
*SCSI Pass-Through Direct

External links

Adaptec's ASPI driver

* [http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/speed/software_pc/aspi/aspi_471a2_exe.htm Windows ASPI Package]

Non-Adaptec implementations

* [ftp://ftp.pinnaclesys.de/driver/pc/InstantCDDVD/ASAPI.exe Pinnacle Systems's ASAPI driver]
* [ftp://ftp6.nero.com/NeroASPIdt.exe Nero's ASPI driver]

Technical info

* [http://www.zianet.com/jgray/dat/files/ASPI32.pdf Technical reference (ASPI for Win32)]
* [http://www.doom9.org/aspi.htm ASPI Layer setup]


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