Yes, but I'm not interested in cheaper and faster. I want lightweight portability, reliability, and drop-ability. When I throw a few tapes in tupperware to be picked up I am fairly certain those tapes will survive the trip to and from the storage facility driven by who-knows-where-they-found-this-guy. I can effortlessly take a few home. HDD and SSD are too sensitive and too heavy. Sure they are easy to test because they are so fast and have huge capacity, and it is definitely time to move on, and I should, as the benefits of disks far outweigh the portability of tapes, but I dread the day when I have to drag a few hard disks around, or even have to carry a box of them. I have boxes of hard disks and they are really fucking heavy.