After a year of searching we found the best scanner to allow us to scan in the thousands of old photographs we have been saving.
In Addition we have been processing our photos using Adobe Lightroom.
And then storing the photos on Flickr to make them available to family and friends for download.
We also store our photos to a Drobo network attached storage device.
The drives we purchased for the Drobo are WD red 3TB drives designed especially for use in a NAS.