The PR4100 came with 4 Hard drives, 8TB each when I first purchased it. I had configured the old set as RAID 10.
Now they are full.
My question is, whether I can remove ALL the 4 original HDDs that the PR4100 came with, and then add ANOTHER fresh set of 4 hard drives (4x 8TB) and then start to use the fresh set of hard drives as JBOD?
I would like to be able to remove the NEW set of the 4 drives and then replace the OLD set of 4 drives in the PR 4100 whenever I need to access stuff on the OLD set of the drives.
On a normal PC this is possible, since the OS configuration etc is stored on the hard drives. So I can install for example, WIndows 7 on a hard drive, boot with it and use as needed. I can install Windows 10 on another hard drive, remove the drive with the Windows 7 on it and then boot with the Win 10 HDD, without worrying about any config changes or interference between the Win 7 and Win 10.
Is it the same with the PR 4100 also?
My concern is, is the RAID configuration and the other details stored on the hard drives (as would be the case in a computer) OR would the config be stored in the firmware or something?
My ultimate aim is to be able to use different SETS of hard drives on that SAME PR4100 machine as needed without needing to change the settings everytime, just as would be possible in a computer where I can swap and replace the HDDs as needed.
Thank you for your answers.