Formating/System reserve Tags: Hard Drives Partition Storage Last response: January 4, 2012 1:57 PM in Storage Share rcaladlr January 4, 2012 1:35:46 AM hello, I recently built a new comp and installed everything on a 1tb internal hard drive. Now that I have succesfully installed a SSD and got it working, I still want to use my HDD as storage. I already formatted the partition of 931GB there is a partition of "System Reserve" of 70 GB. Should I format that as well and how would I get the whole 1TB back? More about : formating system reserve | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove chesteracorgi January 4, 2012 1:57:30 PM NO, do not play around with the system reserve if you do not want to crach your installed system. The OS uses the System reserve and if you format it you will have to do a fresh install. 931 GB (+ 70 GB) is 1 TB. You can affod to lose 7% to slack. In any case the slack on a HDD depends on the sector size and losing under 10% is normal. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Formating/System reserve> Related ressources: ForumFirst SSD advice? Forum[Solved] Best RAID solution for an animator's system ForumSata I,II,III compatibility? and System pannel connectors? Forum[Solved] Noob question about Win7 "System Image" Forum[Solved] Unable to Access System Disc When Hard Drive is Connected ForumFirst system build newbie questions Forum[Solved] Old pc hard drive as external with formating. ForumRemoved damaged IDE drive now system won't recognize SATA primary Forum[Solved] Raid on System with OS already installed Forum[Solved] Best Performance HDD setup for i7 system More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !