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Should I remove WD SSD Dashboard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #34,184
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VersionDistribution 33.33% 3.33% 46.67% 3.33% 13.33%

WD SSD Dashboard

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WD SSD Dashboard is a software program developed by Western Digital or its affiliates. The most common release is, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 33 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 76% of users of WD SSD Dashboard come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wd\ssd dashboard
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WD\SSD Dashboard\WDSSDDashboardSetup.exe

Program filesFiles installed by WD SSD Dashboard

  • SanMiddle.dll - WD SSD Dashboard Middle layer
  • WDSSDDashboardSetup.exe - WD SSD Dashboard Installer (Installer for WD SSD Dashboard)
  • WDSSDDashboardService.exe - WD SSD Dashboard Service
  • engine.dll - WD SSD Dashboard engine
  • WDSSDDashboard.exe - WD SSD Dashboard
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libEGL.dll
  • libGLESV2.dll
  • libssl32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • msvcp140.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2015 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • opengl32sw.dll
  • Qt5Core.dll (by The Qt Company Ltd) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by The Qt Company Ltd)
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5Qml.dll
  • Qt5Quick.dll
  • Qt5Svg.dll
  • Qt5WebChannel.dll
  • Qt5WebEngine.dll
  • Qt5WebEngineCore.dll
  • Qt5WebEngineWidgets.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • Qt5Xml.dll
  • QtWebEngineProcess.exe
  • ssleay32.dll
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) - 14.0.24212
  • vcruntime140.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WDSSDDashboard.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WD_SSD_DASHBOARD_TRIM_164307A04FD4' (runs weekly on Sundays at 0:00).
  • WDSSDDashboardService.exe runs as a service named 'WD SSD Dashboard Service' (WD SSD Dashboard Service) "WD SSD Dashboard Service".

How do I remove WD SSD Dashboard?

Quickly and completely remove WD SSD Dashboard from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WD SSD Dashboard 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WD SSD Dashboard, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 WD SSD Dashboard.

Win 10 73%
Win 7 (SP1) 27%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 73.33%
Windows 7 26.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 36.67%
Windows 10 Pro 26.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 10 Education 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.56%
  Netherlands 6.67%
  Germany 4.44%
  Italy 4.44%
  Singapore 4.44%
  United Kingdom 2.22%
  Taiwan 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Dell 26.67%
Hewlett-Packard 13.33%
ASUS 13.33%
Medion 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
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