Status of ATAPI as a SCSI transport?

Jim_Hatfield at Jim_Hatfield at
Tue Jun 1 09:32:51 PDT 1999

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To this question:
<<Why then does the ATAPI inquiry retun data violate the SCSI standard?>>

Gene Milligan writes:
>>>>> I don't know. My impression was that it was NIH. Incidentally there is
>>>>> no longer a SCSI-1 standard. It was withdrawn both domestically and
>>>>> internationally a long time ago.

Even though SCSI-1 may not be a 'standard', there are still SCSI-1 drivers and
in the field, and sometimes new devices are needed/expected to perform in these
legacy environments as replacements, when (for whatever reason) the software or
system cannot be replaced or upgraded.

- Jim Hatfield
   Tecmar Technologies, Inc.

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