TechFIN extends a special thank you to our corporate donors, without whom the completion of our mission would not be possible. To ensure both the security of the donor and the computer’s ultimate recipient, TechFIN uses PDWipe to perform a declassified drive wipe. This wiping algorithm exceeds that specified by the Department of Defense DOD 5220.22-M specification for both “clearing” and “purging” of sensitive information on Hard Drives.
Corporate PCs and laptops tend to be higher-end machines than the average machine a consumer would purchase for home use, and as a result, have longer life spans. Companies in the finance sector replace their computers every three years. Companies in more graphics-intensive industries such as engineering, architecture, and graphic design, replace their computers every two years. Other industries are on a four-year replacement cycle. As a result, every year millions of still working machines are disposed of in favor of newer machines when they could be put to good use in someone’s home. TechFIN is proud to partner with our corporate donors in an attempt to redirect these working machines from the scrap heap to the living room.