My hope is that many people have an old laptop sitting in the bottom of a closet, and have been understandably hesitant to dispose of the computer due to concerns over personal data. Not only will we provide data destruction for free, but you can also be assured that your old computer will be refurbished and given to a low-income student.
Below is a quick overview on what others charge to simply erase all personal data from a hard drive.
Parted Magic – $9 per per hard drive
Blanco Drive Eraser – $14.20 per hard drive
KrollOntrack – $79 for software that can be used multiple times.
KillDisk – $39.95 for software that can be used multiple times.