What is the adaptec aspi 4.71 driver for?

In getting support for my dvd x copy platinum, the support person told me to download and install the adeptec aspi driver. I was just curious to know what it is, why I need it, and what does it do? Thanks for anyone who can explain it to me.

ASPI stands for Advanced SCSI Programming Interface. It is software that some programs use to communicate with SCSI (and ATAPI) devices. Some programs make calls to the operating system to command a DVD drive while other programs want to make these calls to ASPI instead.

Richman is correct. You’ll here alot of discussion in the forums here regarding adaptecs ASPI product, most admit it is needed for some hardware/software combinations.

Most wish it was not…LOL