My ATAPI drives seem to function well without installing ASAPI Layer. I am using Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4.
I understand the point about a common language between devices and interface, but not the importance of its standardization.
An Example to ilustrate what I was thinking:Two group of people exist with two members per group, A and B. Members of group A will not and cannot communicate with members of group B. Members of group B will not and cannot communicate with members of group A.
Both members of group A use the same language. Members of group A can communicate with each other.
Both members of group B uses the same language. Members of group B can communicate with each other.
Both groups fuction correctly. Standardization of communication is not necessary when the members of the groups only communicate with members of their group.The example may apply to ATAPI and SCSI devices as logical devices on one system and platform are not used on another system or platform.