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Hot plug/unplug enclosure (with no GPU acceleration) - Possible?
 

Hot plug/unplug enclosure (with no GPU acceleration) - Possible?  

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kotlos
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

I am interested in transforming the Mantiz Venus into a docking station that I can easily plug/unplug when I only need the charging/usb ports/ethernet but not the eGPU (which is most of the time). 

I tried the Node and while I could hotplug it, unplugging caused a crash. Is there a way to disable somehow the eGPU functionality but leave the rest of the connectivity intact, and will that help with the crashes? 

I am guessing only @itsage has the Venus now, but any input will be appreciated. 

Thanks

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itsage
(@itsage)
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Joined: 3 years ago
 

Unfortunately there’s no way to disconnect the eGPU in macOS without crashing atm.

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