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WDCSAM Driver is a software program developed by Western Digital Technologies. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 77% of users of WDCSAM Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.westerndigital.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Western Digital Technologies\WDCSAM Driver\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E064390A-2F64-4195-9A55-30D4B20B865A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WDCSAM Driver

  • wdcsam.sys - WD External Storage (WD SCSI Architecture Model (SAM) driver)
  • wdcsam64.sys

How do I remove WDCSAM Driver?

You can uninstall WDCSAM Driver 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 WDCSAM Driver, 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 WDCSAM Driver.

Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win XP 21%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 28.57%
Windows XP 21.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 35.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.43%
Windows Vista Ultimate 7.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.67%
  Canada 6.67%
  South Africa 3.33%
  Belgium 3.33%
  France 3.33%
  Germany 3.33%
  United Kingdom 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Sahara 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
Gateway 7.14%
Acer 7.14%
American Megatrends 7.14%
Common models
Dell Dell DM061 16.67%
LENOVO 2746CTO 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv2500 Notebo... 8.33%
HP G70 Notebook PC 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 520-1030 8.33%

About Western Digital Technologies

Western Digital is one of the largest hard disk drive manufacturers and has a long history in the electronics industry as an integrated circuit maker and a storage products company.
Publisher URL: www.wdc.com


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