Erase Hard Drives Before Recycling Laptops

Q: I have three old laptops that I would like to donate - a Compaq and a Toshiba that are about 7 years old, and a 1995 Compaq. Where can I donate them in San Francisco? A: Most charitable organizations want computers...
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    The recycling event, sponsored by Keep ... are instructed to erase the hard drives, but even if they don’t the computer, including the hard drive
    10/9/2014 - 11:05 am | View Link
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  • How To Erase Old Hard Drives Without A Drill Bit
    Not every recycling company shreds the hard drives it collects, he says ... But we do everything in an environmentally safe way." Nervous hard drive owners, take note. You can watch your hard drive being wiped, in real time, on Direct Computer Disposal's ...
    02/23/2014 - 3:10 am | View Link
  • Why you should erase data before recycling electronics
    They will either run data erasing software on the computer before recycling or physically destroy the hard ... that are designed to fully erase computer hard drives. While some are free, others are not. Each program has a different level of precision ...
    07/2/2013 - 3:29 pm | View Link
  • Erase hard drives before recycling laptops
    Anything older than that (all your stuff) is generally considered fodder for recycling. That said ... Before parting with your laptops, it's a good idea to erase the hard drives. You can do that with Active@ KillDisk, a free program from
    05/27/2012 - 11:01 pm | View Link
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    The test was 100-percent effective in permanently erasing the hard drives and resetting them to the original ... tightly controlled process covers everything from data security to recycling and refurbishing. Their processes help protect businesses from ...
    11/27/2011 - 7:00 pm | View Link
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  • How to Erase the Hard Drive Before Recycling | eHow
    When you send a hard drive to be reused or recycled, your data is accessible to other people unless you wipe it off of the drive first. The wiping process is called a ...
    10/20/2014 - 4:44 am | View Website
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    Afternoon . I have an external hard drive that I use for backup. I attach it to my system via the USB port and backup my files once a month. As a result I ...
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  • 3 Ways to Erase a Computer Hard Drive
    How to Erase a Computer Hard Drive. Knowing how to erase data on your hard drive is an important skill to have, whether you are planning to recycle, sell or give away ...
    10/19/2014 - 7:47 pm | View Website
  • 3 Ways to Permanently Erase Data Off a Hard Drive
    How to Permanently Erase Data Off a Hard Drive. So you want to make sure that someone can't get their hands on your private files on a hard drive. Here are ways to ...
    10/19/2014 - 5:02 pm | View Website
  • 3 100% Effective Ways To Completely Erase a Hard Drive
    Easy instructions to completely erase a hard drive. To truly erase hard drive data forever, you may have to do more than format the drive or delete files.
    10/19/2014 - 2:17 pm | View Website
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