tape drives have traditionally been five to ten percent less expensive that their SCSI counterparts, and it is expected that this cost advantage will continue with next-generation SATA tape drive offerings.
In TDK's 24X burner family, the company's internal ATAPI
CD burner is now joined by three new external models, each offering 24X write, 10X rewrite and 40X read/rip speeds.
protocol is necessary for compatibility with existing host drivers, just as it was necessary when the first SCSI CD-ROM drives made the transition to the low-cost parallel ATA bus.
An IDE / ATAPI
interface offers easy integration and the unit can be installed either horizontally or vertically.
The technology was invented by the creators of the IDE and ATAPI
disk drive standards, which have shipped in billions of disk drives.
But if the user must analyze ATAPI
-level commands (in SATA interface), the presentation layer should elevate the low-level packets to the ATAPI
command level and show a transaction at that level.
The first reference design in the BlueTiger family is the CD-100, a connected CD/MP3/WMA/AAC player with lossless audio, digital radio and ATAPI
hard disk storage support.
The new internal Hornet 40 ATAPI
and TapeStor Travan 40 bundled solution drive specifications include 20-Gbyte native capacity/cartridge with 2 Mbytes/sec native transfer rate and backward-read compatibility with Travan 20-Gbyte technology.
The MS9330 integrates a single ATAPI
memory controller, and is optimized for personal video recorders with a single DVD drive, hard disk, or flash memory.
These products ranged from the first commercial ATAPI
CD-ROM drive to GPS and wireless networking cards.