Do you wipe or destroy the data on a computer I donate?
Yes we wipe or erase the hard drives of working donated computers and we destroy broken hard drives.
- We wipe all working hard drives donated to Computerbank. To wipe the data we use Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) software. This permanently removes or wipes all information from the drive.
- If the hard drive is not working, we will physically destroy it before sending it for precious metal recovery.
The working hard drives will be installed with the Ubuntu Linux operating system and sold to concession card holders. Our refurbished computers sell from $30.