Sorry if this is the wrong sub-forum to post, but I figured the issue was more of a software issue than hardware. So I have approximately 8TB of photos, but maybe only 3-3.5TB of those are originals. They are stored on many HDD's (portable and removed from old PC's) as well as my NAS. My end goal is to have only have one copy of each photo stored in a directory with the month/year it was taken. I have decent machine with spare bays, a NAS and plenty of other hardware lying around. I'm happy to use the cloud too, if it's viable. I was thinking of buying a large drive (8TB) copying all the photos to that drive, having a second drive (4TB) for any duplicates found. I'm REALLY paranoid about losing any photos since 40% of them are from a family member that passed away. I need a program or script or whatever to dedupe them. I looked a other dedupe programs but I'm not sure about them. I was thinking something along the lines of. Step 1: Create file hash of all photos in all folders Step 2: Store files hash and other EXIF data in some type of DB Step 3: Identify duplicates of any file (note there maybe many copies of the same file) Step 4: Move all duplicates to new location Step 5: Move all remaining files to directories based on their creation date. If directory doesn't exist, create. If exist move to folder. Can anyone help create a program or the like? happy to consider paying.