advanced scsi peripheral interface
(ASPI) A set of libraries designed to provide programs running under Microsoft Windows with a consistent interface for accessing SCSI devices. ASPI has become a de facto standard.
The ASPI layer is a collection of programs (DLLs) that together implement the ASPI interface. Many problems are caused by device manufacturers packaging incomplete sets of these DLLs with their hardware, often with incorrect date stamps, causing newer versions to get replaced with old. ASPICHK from Adaptec will check the ASPI components installed on a computer.
The latest ASPI layer as of March 1999 is 1014.
The ATAPI standard for IDE devices makes them look to the system like SCSI devices and allows them to work through ASPI.
- Advanced standing
credit for studies completed elsewhere, granted to a student by a college or university. the higher academic status of a student granted such credit.
- Advanced technology attachment
advanced technology attachment storage, hardware, standard (ATA, AT Attachment or “Integrated Drive Electronics”, IDE) A disk drive interface standard based on the IBM PC ISA 16-bit bus but also used on other personal computers. ATA specifies the power and data signal interfaces between the motherboard and the integrated disk controller and drive. The ATA “bus” […]
- Advanced video coding
advanced video coding H.264
- Advanced waveffect
advanced waveffect multimedia, music, hardware (AWE) The kind of synthesis used by the EMU 8000 music synthesizer integrated circuit found on the SB AWE32 card. (1996-12-15)
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