Just my speculation but, why do you think a utility written for a bios-based PC will run over USB on an EFI-based mac?Can the Mac Air run DBAN? I'm trying to boot it from a USB DVD drive but the system just hangs. Has anyone wiped a SSD with DBAN with the Mac Air?
actually DBAN is just not compatible with UEFI. I wouldn't recommend using it on the air or any UEFI system that can't be reverted to legacy mode. I guess if you really wanted too you could make a windows partition and use Apples BIOS emulation to boot the dvd and wipe the ssd like that? lolDBAN is Windows only. Is there an alternative that will run on Mac OS-X 10.9(Mav)? Something outside of the regular, supplied tools (such as Disk-Utility). And that could perhaps be run from a thumb-drive etc.