External photo storage - best options??

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External photo storage - best options??

I hope this query is in the right place. I use a Macbook Pro with very little internal storage so I have been using a WD external drive to store photos, which are accessible via LR.  Twice I have had them fail, losing several hundred pics each time.  Stupidly I did not have another back up, so I paid a data recovery company to try and recover them the first time - it cost a heap of money and they were unable to recover everything.  Yesterday the WD drive f(about 2 years old) failed as I was downloading some images, and I think there were about 17 hundred images on that one.

Obviously I need to rethink photo storage, back ups and a safe way of doing this. I do not want to have the same problems again.

Suggestions please re options, what has worked well for you, brand names if allowed and any other useful comments.

Many thanks.

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