Can anyone suggest hardware/software for storing and managing my photo collection

Hi guys,

I'm looking for hardware and software suggestions to store my photo collection.

I want a system of reliable HDDs, maybe in some sort of RAID arrangement?

I'd prefer software which doesn't store the photos as a proprietary database, and ideally software that even structures the photos into folders on the HDD.

Additionally, can someone recommend the best way to scan old photos/negatives?

Thanks guys