I need a "quick" way to wipe 200+ macbooks. The ideal solution would be to boot them from a thumb drive and have them launch a HDD wipe with little to no interaction from the tech (a single are you sure type thing would be ok). Then when the process starts we'd pull the thumb drive and boot the next one.
It does not have to be super wiped, a single pass of a format like command would be just fine.
I tried DBAN on them, and while I can get the CD to boot, I cannot get a thumb drive to boot at all. And with the CD you cannot eject it till after it's done, which is less than ideal.
I found a software called Disk Wiper, which works, but it take 5+ minutes to get it going, multiply that by 200+ and we'd be spending way too much time clicking things to get this done.
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: These are White Unibody macbooks that we are retiring and selling to a third party. We need out data off of them before they take them, though a "light" erase would be fine, we don't need any sort of DoD erasing. Trying to minimize the time spent on each laptop, as adding a single minute to the process makes the entire job take 3 - 4 extra hours of tech time.