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What is hd-blockdevice.exe?

Part of BlueStacks by BlueStack Systems

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How does hd-blockdevice.exe run?

Process - hd-blockdevice.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. hd-blockdevice.exe is executed by the process hd-service.exe (BlueStacks by Bluestack Systems).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the hd-blockdevice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of hd-blockdevice.exe users, 13.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hd-blockdevice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00037% CPU3701.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.96 MB RAM18.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
1,025 /min45.5%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\bluestacks\hd-blockdevice.exe

Are there other versions of BlueStacks?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: hd-blockdevice.exe
Publisher: BlueStack Systems (verified)
Name: BlueStacks
Description: BlueStacks Block Device Helper Process
Size: 255.77 KB
Original file name: HD-BlockDevice.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/3/2012
Expiration date: 3/21/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0023569658%
Privileged CPU: 0.0019868393%
User CPU: 0.00037012654278%
Privileged CPU time: 12687.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 46 ms
CPU cycle count: 763,832,937
CPU cycle count /min: 89,782,034
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 29.27 MB
Peak committed memory: 32.74 MB
Paged memory: 3.96 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.02 MB
Paged system memory: 54.02 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.61 KB
Working set memory: 5.63 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.89 MB
Min working set memory: 5.63 MB
Private memory: 3.96 MB
Page faults: 2,479
Page faults /min: 9
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 113,731
Read operations /min: 408
Total read transfer: 806.95 MB
Read transfer /min: 2.9 MB
Total write operations: 171,940
Write operations /min: 617
Total write transfer: 807.25 MB
Write transfer /min: 2.9 MB
Total other operations: 179
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 834.75 KB
Other Transfer /min: 3 KB
Handle count average: 58
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-BlockDevice.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: f9b74de4b125f816e1a17ac8a8ce95b5
SHA-1: 83a3d2a8e388304c90a74e9477c5fc07f487b60c

PE image details

File packed: No
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