So my sonicTransporter is set to Americas/NewYork, and yes - the time is correct. I can tell because I hit Update again and the time is correct in the update log.
HOWEVER, the timestamps on the files on the attached USB drive are showing as one hour behind what they are when the drive is connected to my Mac. I changed the timezone on the sonicTransporter to Americas/Chicago, and the timestamps were then all correct! But still they are one hour behind the system time.
So although the system time is correct, there is still something that is different after the 2.6 upgrade that caused the timestamps on the external drive to be off by an hour. Something having to do with how it reads exFAT drives? A driver or a configuration? Something must be different.
This is clearly what caused my Roon library to be re-analyzed after the upgrade. Because when I changed the timezone to Chicago, Roon started to re-analyze once again seeing the change in the timestamps (good thing I stopped it and re-set the timezone before it re-analyzed 55,000 tracks!).
It might sound trivial that the timestamps are incorrect, but its important in my case since I am syncing the external drive to my NAS, and if the times are off, the sync will want to re-write all the files, not just the ones that are new or actually changed…