LTFS allows you to use the Windows, Linux, or Mac interface you are familiar with to access, manage, and share files. When a tape or library is mounted, the files and directories contained on it appear on My Computer in the same way as the directory listing of a hard disk in Windows or
Mac OS X.
LTFS turns tapes into a giant USB stick and allows drag-and-drop sharing of data across platforms.
No software lock-in. LTFS-written LTO-5 and LTO-6 media are “self-explanatory,” so data recovery from tape is independent of hardware or software platforms.
Enhanced Data Mobility:
Tapes written with LTFS are easier to share between users working on different operating systems, with different software, and in different locations. Sending LTFS tapes by courier is far faster and cheaper than using WAN networks or the cloud.