MatrixStore, as a digital preservation platform and performs many actions upon a file being streamed to it that a normal “filesystem” does not perform, such as the authenticity of the bytes being sent to the platform and making sure that they are bitwise correct.

As such - MatrixStore does not benefit workflows where multiple file open and saves are made in a very short space of time, or where block level locking of documents is required. An example of where MatrixStore is not an appropriate platform is editing MicroSoft documents.

Behind the scenes, when a Microsoft document is saved, multiple temp files, file open and saves are performed and can result in temporary file locks and file handling that is not compatible with MatrixStore.

It is therefore not recommended that MatrixStore is used where direct editing of MicroSoft docs is required.