How do I properly donate a Computer?
Donate old computers makes the world a better place, reduces waste of IT resources and helps millions of people working for charities, schools and many nonprofit organizations. Of course, it may bring a certain degree of tax benefits, but that's not the original intention of our donation of the computer.
For computers that have served for less than 5 years, it is recommend to donate the device to Computer Refurbishers, since Hard Drives that are used for less than 5 years will still perform well in years if you didn't have a depth use on them. Besides, a nonprofit-based refurbisher, schools for example, will make sure the IT properties running properly.
On the other hand, if your computer serves you for more than 5 years, it is better to recycle it. More than 5 years old hardware like hard drives, power supplies may have problems on daily working. A recycler will take the useable parts form the computer you donated and shred other parts for secure recycling.
Erase ALL Data before Donating a Computer
To protect sensitive information on the disk, erase hard drive clean a necessary step. as we know that Windows only delete the reference to the specific file when you press the delete button (or Shift+ Delete) or put files into recycle bin. Free data recovery software may put your private data at risk when files are not actually deleted. Thus secure erasure is needed before donating a computer.
ByebyeData Eraser is able to erase disks, drives, free space, files and folders to make sure you have a clean disk before donating. Steps are easy and the interface is graphically designed, just run the software and you can say bye-bye to your old computers' data after erased.