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ASPI for DVD burner

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by defline, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. defline

    defline Guest

    On the DVD burner it says system ASPI not installed, but when I switch to Nero ASPI, it says it's installed & working. My question is Do I need ASPI & what is it for!
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  2. bbmayo

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    What is the make and model of your drive?
     
  3. defline

    defline Guest

    NEC 3520A
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  4. defline

    defline Guest

    Forgot to say that I got the info from Nero info tool about the burner, it does write excellent.My pc is a Dell 8400 P4 with 3.2GHZ HT.
     
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    You can go ahead and download and install ASPI layer from here http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/su...cat=/Product/ASPI-4.70&filekey=aspi_471a2.exe
    If everything is working fine though you may just as well leave everything as is.

    The term 'ASPI' is an acronym that stands for: Advanced SCSI Programming Interface. All the following terms are synonymous: ASPI layer, ASPI drivers, ASPI interface. The term 'SCSI' [scuzzy] is an acronym that stands for Small Computer Systems Interface.

    An ASPI layer consists of four files that 'lie between' various programs [software] and certain devices, such as CD/DVD-ROM drives and CD/DVD burners/writers [hardware]. Software programs such as CD digital audio extractors [commonly known as 'Rippers'] and CD-writing utilities such as CDRWin use/require ASPI drivers to 'communicate with' SCSI devices.

    Many people don't realize however, that the files contained in an ASPI layer are also used in systems that *don't* contain a SCSI adapter, or SCSI devices .. for things such as ripping CD audio and burning CD/DVDs.


    Hope that helps ya out :)
     

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