RAID4 to RAID0
I am using SoftRaid XT and have a RAID4 volume in the ThunderBay 6. All 6 hard drives are 10TB each and I have the last disk in the array selected as the parity. Since the RAID4 uses a dedicated drive as parity, would I be able to remove that parity drive and essentially have a "degraded" RAID4 which is acting like a RAID0.
The main issue that I have is that I am about to run out of space and that extra 10TB will become very handy over the next several days. I just purchased and received the ThunderBay 8 and have 16TB Drives on the way, but that will take a few days to get here.
I understand that I will be "at risk" while there is no parity.
Would there be a way to "officially" convert the RAID4 to a RAID0 and add the "old" parity disk in to expand the disk space of the RAID array?
Its as simple as "remove disk". Then repurpose the 10TB until you can free it up, then "Add disk" after you initialize it with SoftRAID.