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Monument Photo Backup device - any thoughts?
Posted by: gabester
Date: December 02, 2019 10:16PM
I saw an advert for [getmonument.com] and given my dislike for cloud storage solutions (it's the perpetual rents and possibility that someone somewhere might be trolling through my otherwise personal photos) I was mildly intrigued. Burned by iPhoto too many times, never made the switch to Photos, pretty regularly fill up my iCloud storage if I allow photo sync, tried a few other solutions like Lychee which almost suits my needs except that it doesn't allow me to upload the videos from my iPhone... I've got over 800GB of pictures of which there are untold DUPLICATES and that's what piqued my interest in the box - it supposedly dedupes!

Just this past weekend alone while digesting turkey I spent hours looking through about 100GB of old photos and deleted about 30GB of dupes... so a device that does it for me - if it works - would well be worth the modest sum. If it also allows me to locally host with my own USB-connected storage and allow distant family members access, well, that seems to be a near-perfect solution and well worth the price given that a comparable sized iCloud at $10/mo would pay for it in under a year. Well, a year and a half if we count the storage (which I already have plenty of on hand.)

Has anyone used one of these monument devices? Any bets as to how they make it work?
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Re: Monument Photo Backup device - any thoughts?
Posted by: datbeme
Date: December 02, 2019 10:35PM
I had never heard of it. Wouldn't be for me, but it is kind of interesting. Kind of like a basic NAS with some cool photo features. You may have to act fast though. 40% off and free shipping with the BF code in the banner.
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Re: Monument Photo Backup device - any thoughts?
Posted by: Buck
Date: December 03, 2019 03:30PM
I just looked at it and it is tempting.
But, USB2.0 speed only.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/03/2019 03:45PM by Buck.
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