I have hundreds of vintage lps and cassette tapes as well as boxes of reel to reel tapes and around 700 cds.
I spent several winters transcribing all of it to mp3 format to save the data on computer hard drives. I can move it to flash drives to make it portable and solid state. Digital formats don't skip, jam, or scratch. Also, unlike tapes you have direct access to the entire flash drive without endless spooling through tape.
Don't get me wrong, I mostly like digital files for traveling in my car. When I'm at home I have a couple of Bang and Olufsen turntables and vintage high end stereo gear for spinning albums. My choice of formats goes back to magnetic wire recorders, tape, and even mini-disc. I've been an active audiophile for easily 45 years and an engaged electrical engineer since 1980, among the first to design and build line level active crossovers for high power subwoofers. That blossomed into concert type sound re-inforcement systems that were tri-amped running 10s of thousands of watts.
Most of my old cassettes, though recorded on high quality tapes, suffer from "print through" and aren't easily listened to any more. My best cassette deck, a Nakamichi Dragon, doesn't compare favorably any more to a $16 flash drive and a USB port.