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FAQ, tips and tricks - ASPI

Description :
  • ASPI stands for "Advanced SCSI Programming Interface". It was originally developed by Adaptec and used to communicate with the SCSI controllers and the Operating system.
  • Now most recording software and other programs use the ASPI layer to become "direct access" to the hardware devices such as CD-rom driver and CD-writers.
  • Some recording software's have even integrated their own ASPI layer in their software package. (Nero Burning Rom, Easy CD Creator)
  • The ASPI Layer contains four files (WINASPI32.DLL, WINASPI.DLL, ASPI.SYS, WOWPOST.EXE) which "mediates" between the application programs and the host adapter drivers.

Availability :

The address were you can download the aspi layer for Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP is:

version 4.70:
version 4.71:
version 4.71a2:

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