[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: loaner laptops?

Corey corey at x64.co
Wed Jan 6 23:34:24 UTC 2016

I should have two 2.5” hard drives I can donate for this. One is a 1TB disk that came out of a current gen Mac Mini, the other is an 80GB Intel 320 series SSD.

I would also be happy to help provision the laptops.

Corey | @stackptr | x64.co

On January 6, 2016 at 6:19:27 AM, Zach R (organicunity at hotmail.com) wrote:

Thanks for posting this Mitch!  This is something I have actually been focusing on lately for another non-profit in the area.

I have laptops to loan / donate for this purpose.  I don't have 10 fully set-up but I could if I had some help (mostly just need working hard drives and someone to help me install Win7 10x times).  Perhaps someone at NB could lend me a hand for this?

Does anyone have old (working) SATA laptop hard drives to donate for this purpose?  Anything 60GB or over should suffice.


P.S. I am also looking for a lot of small sized SATA SSDs for this purpose (again, 60GB is enough, 128GB would be fantastic).  The reason being that these older laptops will run MUCH better with an SSD drive and really help out these non-profits more by not being sluggish.  I already max out the RAM on them.

From: noisebridge-discuss-bounces at lists.noisebridge.net <noisebridge-discuss-bounces at lists.noisebridge.net> on behalf of Mitch Altman <maltman23 at hotmail.com>
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Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: loaner laptops?
Years ago I used to refurbish computers and give them away for free to non-profits and low-income people.  Rebecca is someone I used to help out a lot.  She is in need of some laptops to borrow for awhile for her latest non-profit.  If you think you can help her, please contact Rebecca directly.
On 1/6/2016 1:29 AM, Rebecca <bobochacha at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Mitch, happy new years.  How have you been?  This is a hello and also a help request.   I've been with a nonprofit intensive English school now for about a year.  Our students are mostly immigrants and refugees from all over the world, and lately quite an influx from Syria.  The school has been serving the community for more than 38 years, but it has been under financial stress the last few years.  It came up at a recent staff meeting that we need ten laptops for our computer labs for a few months.  This is only temporary and we are seeking simple loaner laptops.

I thought of how you used to reconfigure computers and donate them through an organization.  It was so long ago and I don't know if you're still involved in it at all, but I thought of you when this need came up and am taking this opportunity to say hi  :-)   If you are still connected to the cause and can help, please contact me.  Any number of loaner can help.

Here's a Thanksgiving article about some of our students http://www.ozy.com/true-story/a-very-refugee-thanksgiving/66186

Our school is called The English Center.  Check us out  if you get a moment.  https://www.englishcenter.edu/

Thanks Mitch.

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