HP StoreOpen with LFTS for Windows: Making Tape as
Easy to Access and Share as Disk
HP StoreOpen with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) for Windows
is a new tape-based file system for HP LTO-5 and LTO-6 tape that is a true game
changer when it comes to the usability and portability of tape in standalone
Microsoft Windows environments.
What does HP StoreOpen with LTFS for Windows do?
for Windows from HP makes LTO-5 and LTO-6 tape self-describing, file-based and
easy-to-use. It provides you with the ability to use
standard Windows file operations on tape media for accessing, managing and
sharing files with an interface that looks just like a hard disk.
In addition, LTFS for Windows from HP allows you to share data
across platforms, as you would with a USB drive or memory stick. Simply load a
tape into the drive, mount it into the file system, and it becomes visible as a
What are the 3 key benefits of LTFS for Windows?
- LTFS is an extension of your Windows operating system, so
now tape is as easy to access as a disk drive. View tape contents in your
Windows browser directory tree and move files to and from tape via simple
drag and drop.
- Tape media written using LTFS is self-describing so that
tape data access is independent of any hardware or software platforms. LTFS
tapes can be shared easily across different operating systems and software.
- LTFS is an open format for storing data on tape. It
therefore minimizes software dependencies, maximizes recoverability and
facilitates the use of tape for long-term archives.
How does HP StoreOpen for Windows extend the value of
HP StoreOpen software simplifies the process of using LTFS so
it is even easier to take advantage of this groundbreaking technology.
HP StoreOpen Standalone for Windows is a free application that
helps LTFS users to use and manage single HP tape drives. Available for Mac and
Windows environments, it completely removes the need for low-level terminal
commands by guiding you through the full process of selecting, preparing and
mounting an LTFS cartridge.
Media & entertainment use cases for HP StoreOpen with
HP StoreOpen and LTFS delivers particular value for industries
such as media and entertainment, healthcare and video surveillance – wherever
increasing volumes of images, audio and video need to be protected, retained and
HP StoreOpen and LTFS provide an affordable and portable
archive solution for rich media with an open tape format that stores files in
application-independent self-describing fashion. The result? The simple
interchange of content across platforms and workflows.
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