So, my recent combination of "catastrophic SSD failure leading to total lose of boot manager" coinciding with "extremely bad time with Windows 10 reinstallation" got me thinking: yes, I can keep using AOMEI to make a half-dozen different image backups of my boot drive, and it's worked to varying degrees, but maybe this isn't an ideal solution.
I have four drives--besides my boot SSD, another game SSD, and two hybrid media drives (for old gaming/image/scan/document repository and video repository with a lot of high-quality lasersdisk rips, etc.). I have roughly 4.8 TB of data that I really like having to varying degrees, which could easily climb to 5 or 6 in time (my two media drives are 4 TB each). Since I'm not really limited by the expensive real estate costs of SSD, and I have some desk space and a APU outlet to spare, what I'm thinking would give me a lot of peace of mind is a fairly large (I'm thinking 8 TB or more) USB backup drive that I can set to automatically overnight every week or month.
Can anyone give a recommendation? I'm a fan of Western Digital (unlike the two manufacturers I've bought SSDs from, I personally haven't had a failure from them, and have used their drives many years longer), but I'm not married to the company, and I could really use a drive that came with easy-to-use, unobtrusive and (when not in use) light footprint backup software, preferably something with both a programmable timer and maybe a "HIT THIS IF SHIT GETS REAL" button. I do have 1.14 TB from OneDrive in perpetuity but I'd like to avoid cloud backup options for a variety of reasons.