Know anyone who archived all their vinyl to 8-track?
Since more than once mention of data storage for prolonged periods has been asked, I like to post this new info I came across.
Unlike older "gold" disc type CD/DVDs that can maintain for several yrs. this new disc offers it can for 1,000s of yrs. Which seems to be a long time in anyone's book. The product is called, M-disc. The process burns data discs at a slower rate but the payoff is enduring data storage. The link will explain the full features of M-disc.
Of course, it seems the cost is more expensive but in light of prolonged storage that seems to be worth it. The caveat maybe having a "player" to retrieve this data, but a normal CD/DVD will read M-disc burned data as well. However, you will need a M-disc capable burner drive to accomplish actual burning of a disc.