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Should I remove CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,354
United States Rank #1,581
Reach 0.2684%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 70.28 days
420.11 days >
Average installed length: 220.73 days


3.01.05 0.38%
3.01.04 3.67%
3.01.03 4.65%
3.01.01 1.87%
3.00.00 0.02%
2.02.06 0.55%
2.02.05 1.80%
2.02.03 32.70%
2.02.02 0.55%
2.02.01 13.01%
2.02.00 3.01%
2.01.03 9.34%
2.01.01 1.97%
2.00.03 5.26%
2.00.02 14.74%
1.00.008 5.27%
1.00.007 0.09%
1.00.006 0.04%
1.00.005a 0.13%
1.00.005 0.96%

Other programs by TOSHIBA

CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer

What is CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer?

Drive Acoustic Silencer is an application for Toshiba laptop computers to lessen vibration noises produced by optical CD and DVD read-only memory drives. Optical CD and DVD drives sometimes emit noticeable vibration noises when reading or writing to discs at high speeds; the Drive Acoustic Silencer program reduces those read/write speeds to limit external noise.


The most common release is 2.02.03, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named toscdspd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 570 KB (583,680 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/downloadDetail.jsp?soid=2077798
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9FE35071-CAB2-4E79-93E7-BFC6A2DC5C5D}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 570 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer

Program executable:toscdspd.exe
Name:CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
Path:C:\Program Files\toshiba\toscdspd\toscdspd.exe
Additional files:
  • CMDPST.dll
  • Reg.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • TOSCDSPD.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TOSCDSPD' and executes as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TOSCDSPD.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TOSCDSPD' which loads as C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\toscdspd.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00001151%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:646
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer?

You can uninstall CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer.

Win Vista (SP2) 75%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 84.75%
Windows 7 8.60%
Windows XP 5.84%
Windows 10 0.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 69.25%
Windows Vista Home Basic 11.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.63%
Windows Vista Business 2.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.28%
  United Kingdom 9.57%
  Germany 5.11%
  Canada 4.15%
  Australia 2.90%
  Poland 0.76%
  Sweden 0.61%
  Ireland 0.60%
  Austria 0.49%
  New Zealand 0.45%
  Greece 0.43%
  Croatia 0.37%
  Norway 0.35%
  Hungary 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 98.82%
Dell 0.39%
Hewlett-Packard 0.33%
Sahara 0.29%
ASUS 0.17%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 11.36%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 7.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 5.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 5.20%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 4.97%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 4.58%


Toshiba electronics, electrical equipment and information technology corporation that is a diversified manufacturer of electrical products, spanning information and communications equipment and systems, electronic components and materials, power systems, Internet-based solutions and services, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances.
Publisher URL: www.toshiba.com


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