Which of these devices would you expect to find on an ATAPI interface?
A) Graphics display
B) Laser printer
E) I hope it has a lot of lights and dials
The answer: D) CD-ROM
The ATA Packet Interface (ATAPI) was an extension of ATA and allowed devices such as CD-ROM drives, tape drives, and other storage devices to connect to a standard parallel ATA (PATA) cable connection.
Want to know more? Watch “Installing and Configuring Storage Devices.”
Today’s personal computer can use many different storage devices, and there are important considerations for the installation and configuration of each type. In this episode, you’ll learn how to install PATA drives, SATA drives, and you’ll learn how to properly install and care for external removable drives.