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2018 15" MacBook Pro (RP560X) [8th,6C,H] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14 & Win10 [mac_editor]  

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@eightarmedpet

Any TB3 Windows notebook would also do. Most of my close friends seem to have 2018 models too. Anyway, it's not an urgent problem, just a slight annoyance.

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@mac_editor quick question, did you install windows on your macbook with bootcamp on catalina? or did you already have windows on it when you had Mojave?

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@eightarmedpet

No change in H2D speeds (see Update 4 in main post). Tried a few things but couldn’t get the firmware update going on my system. For now, I’m busy with some other stuff so will get back to addressing this issue later. 

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@Mac_editor thats super odd, and I winder why mine is different? And whether I should try and change firmware...  do keep me posted on any updates! I'm currently trying to sell my 5K finally.

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GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
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Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
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Can you both get the Firmware version number of your Mantiz Venus in macOS System Information > Thunderbolt? I will check mine later today to compare. I believe it’s running the firmware released in July 2017.

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@eightarmedpet

Yes, its very odd to see different H2D with same firmware version.

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In the generic firmware upgrade tool, I rarely ever got to the point of the enclosure being detected. The Thunderbolt drivers (16x or 17x) have a very hard time detecting the enclosure. Even when I somehow got detection in Windows, the utility would fail to flash anyway (SDK_UNKNOWN_CHIP).

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@mac_editor Does CL!ng show the same low H2D in macOS similar to AIDA64 in Windows?

 

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@itsage

Will do, will have to be tomorrow though, but would be great to try and get to the bottom of this... 

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touch Bar
GTX1060 + AKiTiO Thunder3 + Win10
GTX1070 + Sonnet Breakaway Box + Win10
GTX1070 + Razer Core V1 + Win10
Vega 56 + Razer Core V1 + macOS + Win10
Vega 56 + Mantiz Venus + macOS + W10

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@itsage I don't have AIDA64 full version. Here's Cl!ng results:

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@mac_editor I went through all the builds with a Mantiz Venus and found only two other instances with low H2D speed. They were both 2017 15″ MacBook Pro. Here’s one by @Lacin and the other by @Rycco. They were prior to the release of the new firmware however. I can’t imagine two units you received were running older firmware. If you have access to another Thunderbolt 3 computer that would be great to determine whether it’s the enclosure firmware issue.

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@itsage

Appreciate the effort! Thank you. I am not really sure what is going on here. I also tested bandwidth without any peripherals and SATA drive connected - same dice. Is your firmware version 25.1 as well? If so, this is a complicated situation of two different versions labeled the same. I noted that some Mantiz builds did not test bandwidth. Mantiz support isn't helpful if they say firmware cannot be upgraded on 2018 MBP (why can I upgrade an Aorus then). I mean if you know your software doesn't work on the 2018 MBP, get it working (in unofficial capacity just as with 2016-17 MBP). I will try with a friend's 2018 MBP and see what results I get on their system. 

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