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Should I remove TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,863
United States Rank #1,413
Reach 0.3587%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.96 days
116.91 days >
Average installed length: 61.43 days


2.2.0000 11.05%
2.1.0000 6.51%
2.0.0001 37.38%
1.2.0000 7.91%
1.1.0001 37.14%
1.1.0000 0.01%

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TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator

What is TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator?

Toshiba's HDD Accelerator utility provides for faster disk transfer and loading times for various laptop models and comes pre-installed on the computer. What is does is reserves a pottion of physical memory to assist in loading a program when it is launched by caching data from frequently loaded applications. By doing this it provides for quicker launch times of these applications.


The most common release is 2.0.0001, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named THAccelView.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 14.05 MB (14,737,735 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\HDD Accelerator\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DB4D9937-0B14-4EF1-BF9A-BB7E3B9DCB04}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator

Program executable:THAccelView.exe
Name:TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator
TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator Viewer
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\HDD Accelerator\THAccelView.exe
Additional files:
  • KcfgWiz.dll - TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator (TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator Configuration Wizard)
  • THAccelAgnt.dll - TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator Driver Interface library
  • THAccelConf.exe - TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator Configuration Utility
  • THAcceldrv.dll
  • THAccelLSL.dll - TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator Log Support Library
  • THAccelSvc.exe - TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator Service
  • THAccelView.exe - TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator Viewer
  • THAccelCDM.DLL - TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator Cache Disk Manager
  • THAccelMsiHelper.dll - TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator Msi Helper
  • THAccelmsgres.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • THAccelSvc.exe runs as a service named 'TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator Service' (THAccelSvc).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000817289%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007280%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000893%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:15,536
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:125 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator?

You can uninstall TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator 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 TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator, 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 TOSHIBA HDD Accelerator.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.99%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 54.53%
Windows 8 28.63%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.36%
Windows 8 Single Language 6.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.99%
Windows 8 Pro 0.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.34%
  Canada 7.65%
  Australia 6.87%
  Saudi Arabia 1.72%
  Mexico 1.55%
  New Zealand 1.45%
  Peru 0.84%
  Philippines 0.73%
  Argentina 0.58%
  United Arab Emirates 0.54%
  India 0.44%
  Japan 0.42%
  Chile 0.34%
  South Africa 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.93%
Sony 0.03%
Hewlett-Packard 0.03%
Dell 0.01%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 13.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 6.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite L855 4.43%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 4.15%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55t-A 3.32%
TOSHIBA Satellite P75-A 3.16%


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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