ATAPI

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Short for AT Attachment Packet Interface, ATAPI is an extension to ATA for supporting CD-ROM drives, tape drives, and other computer peripherals and not only hard drives. Before the release of ATA-4 or ATAPI-4, ATAPI was a different standard from ATA.

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CD terms, Computer acronyms, Hard drive terms, IDE