troubleshooting Question

Removing SSDs from tier in Storage Services

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Currently I have a single JBOD set up with 4 ssd's and 10 hdd's

they have a pool and a disk set up which is live and runs around 15 vms.

I want to add 2 more JBOD's to this pool so I can handle an enclosure failure, however I need to put 2 of the 4 SSD's into another JBOD as I only have 6 SSD's

Is there a way for me to safely remove 2 of the SSD's in my original JBOD so I can then just expand the pool / disk to include my 2 new JBOD's

I have tried setting the disks as retired but I get the below error message

S C:\Users\m1ke hunt> Set-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName 'PhysicalDisk20' -Usage Retired
Set-PhysicalDisk : Not Supported
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-PhysicalDisk -FriendlyName 'PhysicalDisk20' -Usage Retired
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (StorageWMI:ROOT/Microsoft/..._StorageCmdlets) [Set-Physical
   Disk], CimException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : StorageWMI 1,Set-PhysicalDisk
 

any help is appreciated.
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