I work in the film industry and we have recently purchased a Pegasus 3 R4 16TB (4 x 4TB Toshiba MD04ACA drives) as an on-set backup drive for our raw footage. We're shooting in 6K, and the drives are already starting to fill up fast. I'm wondering how easy it is to swap out all four drives with new Seagate Iron Wolf 4TB SATA drives, and what is required to make that work?
I've checked the compatiblity list and Seagate drives are on there, and I went a step further and called Promise just to confirm the drive would work (which they did).
I'm wondering if it's just as simple as physically removing the four drives from the drive bays and installing the new ones, or if there are more steps involved. Once we're done shooting I'll need to move all raw files to a new backup drive for storage, and to free up the Pegasus drive for our next movie, so I want to make sure those Toshiba drives are still accessible.
Any insights on this would be much appreciated!