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USB to ATAPI adapter

Hi LabVIEWers,
 
I have an ATAPI device, and I connect it to the USB port via USB-ATAPI adapter. The adapter has a JM20337 IC (if it is important).
I want to read the ATA registers via this adapter. How to handle this USB device? If I attach it to the PC, Win2000 recognizes it, and it is possible to read from the ATAPI device. How does Windows do it? Are there dll functions to be called?
 
regards
Gyula
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ATAPI devices are mass storage (CDROM, tape, etc). When such a device is plugged into the USB, Windows recognizes the device as mass storage and mounts it. From that point on it is accessible to any application running on the PC using the same functions as you would use for accessing any disk drive.

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Hi,

Yes, that´s clear. But I want to read, for example the ATA_STATUS_REGISTER. And not only read data from the device. How is this possible?

regards

Gyula

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