YoYottaID + LTFS Backup Software for Standalone Tape Drives
Backup Software for digital content to HHD, SSD, NAS & SAN
Quickly create industry standard archives on LTO5, LTO6 or LTO7 tapes. YoYottaID names, formats, mounts and repairs tape archives.
Linear Tape File System is a standard format for writing files to tape. It's ideal for storing production and post media as the LTO tapes can be mounted and read on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. You aren't locked into a proprietary archive.
YoYottaID LTFS includes all the features of YoYottaID and add the ability to create archives in parallel to two standalone LTO drives using LTFS. Quickly create industry standard archives on LTO5, LTO6 or LTO7 tapes. YoYottaID names, formats, mounts and repairs tape archives. YoYottaID remembers the contents of every tape created so later on you can search to find the location of shots.
LTO5 tape holds 1.5 TB and can be read or written at 140MB/s.
LTO6 tape holds 2.5 TB and are a little faster at 160MB/s.
LTO7 tape holds 5 TB and are a lot faster at 250MB/s.
Unlike hard drives the tapes are designed with a 30 year shelf life.
LTFS does allow access from the desktop, but it's not the fastest way to read and write. Remember that LTFS is a tape that cannot be accessed in parallel. YoYottaID has a smart queue, so multiple backups to tape can be started and they will be processed in order.