Originally Posted by Omega X
For a physical format that can be stored without worrying about it being erased? Some people don't do digital downloads and there aren't many major digital stores that sell FLAC from the Master copy. At least pulling a Nintendo and doing FLAC Flash ROMs would bridge the gap between digital and physical ownership instead of to continue to rely on old CDROMS with limited space.
Flash, optical, and magnetic storage all have shelf lives. They do not live forever, and will eventually become corrupt. A copy of a FLAC file on your PC can be copied to a new medium long before that happens.
Download your files and put them on SD cards if that is what you want, literally no one can stop you.
Originally Posted by ILoveHighDPI
The premise of this thread is silly in the first place, imagining a new mini cassette that can hold a few Gigs of data is pretty reasonable given the context.
So massively out of date as compared to MicroSD and even regular SD by several orders of magnitude on the size vs capacity, while also being slower in every conceivable way and having more points of failure.
Tape is used for cold backups due to being cheap per GB, being fairly robust in its current iteration, and holding data (when unused) for a significant amount of time. It is not used as any common-use storage medium, which is a good thing.