Hi all, I received a 64GB WMD yesterday as a gift. I have an overseas vacation coming up at the end of this month and was actually pretty excited about the concept of using it as its intended purpose of streaming movies. I see that is pretty much out the door due to DRM now. That’s unfortunate, but I moved on and formulated a Plan B…
I was intending to take a WD Wireless Passport HDD on the trip and using it to offload pics so that 1) I could keep plenty of open storage on my SD cards and 2) I could do so without having to pack a laptop. I found that I could copy from the camera’s SD card to the WMD and then back to a differend SD card, so I could pretty much make as many backup copies as my heart desired.
The WMD is so tiny that it would be awesome for this (trying to pack light). I was just about to scratch the Western Digital off of the packing list, but then I noticed that the file dates are being modified on the raw images. I shoot JPG + RAW and come back and geocode all of my pics with a GPS log, so the date is important.
I’ve seen a previous thread on here about this and it looks like SanDisk did indeed fix it for the JPG files, but not “all” files. To produce the results in the attachments, I took some sample pics just now, popped the SD card into the WMD, then selected and moved the entire folder that they were stored in.
I really want to love this device, but without the ability to buy a movie and stream it or hang on to the original file date, it’s not of much value in my particular case.
I am on the latest 3.04 firmware, by the way.
As you can see, all of the dates in the first screen grab were from May 6, 2015. On the second pic, the CR2 raw files were changed to a 2014 date (not even sure where that is coming from… I guess the WMD has an internal clock?)