LTO-5 and LTO-6 Media Partitioning & Linear Tape File System (LTFS)
The Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is the first file system that works in
conjunction with LTO tape technology to set a new standard for ease of use and
portability for open systems tape storage. With this system, accessing data
stored on an LTO Ultrium tape cartridge is as easy and intuitive as using a USB
flash drive. And with the operating system's graphical file manager and
directory tree, utilizing data on an LTO Ultrium tape cartridge is as easy as
dragging and dropping.
LTO-5 and LTO-6 specifications enable the capability for two media partitions
which can be independently accessed to help provide faster data access and
improved data management.
With LTFS, one partition holds the content and
the other holds the content’s index; the tape can be self-describing to improve
Enables capabilities that manage files directly on
tape allowing for easy sharing of the tape cartridge across platforms.
Makes viewing and accessing tape files easier than ever before. Explore tape
content with directory tree structures and drag and drop files to and from the
Can be used in production, post production and archive of digital
Addresses the growing needs of a variety of marketplace
segments with rich media such as Media and Entertainment, Medical, Digital
Surveillance, Seismic Exploration, Government, Cloud and more!
How do I get started using LTFS:
For stand alone drives LTFS software is FREE!
1. Get an LTO-5 or LTO-6 tape drive and LTO-5 or LTO-6 data
2. Download and install LTFS software from your drive vendors
3. Format and mount an LTO-5 or LTO-6 cartridge using LTFS
4. Start using files on tape from your browser directory tree
Now you can drag and drop files to and from your LTO-5 and LTO-6 Tapes!
LTFS can address the needs of industries with rich media such as:
- Media and Entertainment
- Digital Surveillance
- Legal Files / Documents
- Architectural Drawings
Oil and Gas Exploration
- Cloud Applications and more
LTFS 2-Minute Introduction Video