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PC Donations

TDI Connect accepts donated computers (Windows) with these specifications:

  • 64-bit processor
  • Core I3 and above
  • 4GB or more
  • With or without a hard drive

NOTE: At the moment we are not able to accept individual donations of Apple PCs - iMacs, desktops or laptops. We hope to be able to receive and process individual donations of these machines later in 2020.

The computers are refurbished by our trained volunteers.

To discuss donations, please contact: PCdonations@TDIConnect.org

Data Overwriting and Destruction

An issue for some equipment donors is the ability to ensure that any residual data is effectively made inaccessible. TDI Connect has four approaches to gain the required level of data erase and security - the simplest, and now most common, is for the donor organization to remove the hard drives prior to donation. Please leave the hard-drive caddies (the holder for the hard-drive) in the machines though, as these are costly to buy!

TDI Connect machines are all loaded with the Xubuntu variant of the Linux operating system. Whatever approach to data destruction best suits our donors, the Xubuntu operating system is always loaded on the machines. The loading of the operating system reformats the hard drive for the Xubuntu operating system. This TDI Connect standard operating procedure provides a standard removal of all data from the hard drive.

For more details on data destruction options, see our Data Overwriting and Destruction document.