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Formating/System reserve

Last response: in Storage
January 4, 2012 1:35:46 AM


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?
a b G Storage
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.