Donating to TechServ

Thank you for considering donating to TechServ. Equipment donations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Donation guidelines are listed below, and are updated depending on our current projects. If you want to donate to TechServ, all you have to do is send an e-mail to techserv@drexel.edu with a description of the equipment, the quantities, and a preferred pickup/drop off time.

There are no forms to fill out if you are a Drexel department, but we do fill out a short donation receipt upon receiving the equipment.

 

Sensitive Data Policy:

All incoming systems have their hard drives erased to a Department of Defense (DoD) DOD 5220.22-M standard, such that no content can be recovered.

TechServ uses a software called DBAN on EVERY system we receive. The program implements a Department of Defense standard in wiping the drives thus hindering all known techniques of hard disk forensic analysis.

If you are not satisfied with TechServ DBAN-ing the systems for you, you can download the program yourself here.

We would greatly appreciate wiping of the drives rather than destruction as we have zero funding to buy new drives for systems we receive.

 

General Guidelines:

Below are the current donation guidelines as of 6/3/13:

In particular, we are in need of:

  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • LCD Monitors

However, at all times we will accept desktops, laptops, monitors and related peripherals.

Note: Due to limited storage space, we are no longer accepting donations of CRT monitors (the older, tube-based monitors) and printers at this time.

 

Minimum Specifications:

Currently, we are accepting computers with the specifications listed below. Most computers from within the last 5-10 years will meet these requirements. If you are unsure if your systems meet these requirements, feel free to contact us, and we will let you know. We will also come by to pick up any donations that are on or near Drexel’s University City Campus.

  • CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon XP or Higher
  • CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz or Higher 
  • Memory (RAM) amount: 512MB or higher (1GB or higher prefered)
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB or Higher
  • Optical Drive: Any, but DVD-ROM or DVD-RW (DVD Burner) preferred
  • Wireless networking (Wi-Fi) is preferred for laptops
  • Monitors: LCD monitors, any size 
  • Peripherals: Keyboards and Optical Mice , USB preferred (No Printers)
  • For Apple Computers: Any Intel-based Mac desktops or laptops (typically 2006 and onwards)

 

Monetary Donations

If you wish to make a monetary donation, or want to share information regarding grants that TechServ may be eligible for, please send us an e-mail

You can also click here to make an Online Donation to TechServ via the Drexel Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC) website

 

 

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