Has anyone had any similar issues ???
I purchased a WD My Passport Wireless SSD to take on a month’s holiday to Alaska for downloading on a daily basis the pictures I was taking. I was using a Nikon D3s with Compact Flash cards and a Nikon D850 with XQD cards and in each case I used their respective card reader to download the pictures connected via the USB port. The files were RAW file which ranges from a 10mb file on the D3s to 50mb on the D850
After downloading I formatted each card using the respective camera ready for the following day’s picture taking.
The WD passport was set up as recommended but with the box asking if it was to download files with the same reference (number) ticked to say no.
Each day I downloaded the pictures and copied and pasted the files downloaded into a specific file I had previously set up for each camera and all seemed to be fine
When I got home and tried to download all the images (something approaching 6000) I found when looking at what should have been the consecutive numbering of the files that there were some gaps suggesting some files were missing or not downloaded. In addition some of those that were there we corrupted. This was in a number of different forms, maybe a coloured band across half of the picture or maybe just a small strip across the bottom of a picture. Some also looked fine in thumbnail form on the simple reader on my computer but as soon as you put them into Lightroom the whole picture was covered with multi coloured streaks rendering the image unusable.
I have tried all sorts to recover the images intact and whilst I do have a large percentage of good images that work I calculate I have lost about 1500 to 2000 images. WD are sympathetic but only suggested I go to a data recovery specialist to see what they can do, at my cost.
I am now awaiting the result of that which has cost me £550.
The reason for this post is to try and establish what went wrong. WD has said they will replace the drive but I am not sure I would have the confidence to use it.
Have I done anything wrong in the way I have been using the drive??? Has anyone else had a similar issue???
Can anyone help ???