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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?

LTFS 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 disk.

What are the 3 key benefits of LTFS for Windows?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 LTFS?

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 LTFS

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 distributed.

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.

The Value of HP StoreOpen with LTFS Video:

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