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Macbook pro retina 15 (2013late) high sierra 

Akitio tb2 enclosure(ver.0.14)

ASUS RX580 graphics card

Dell 240w power supply

Can tb2-enclosure(RX580) and Macbook(tb2,10.13) support hot-plug function at current?

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late-2013 15" MacBook Pro GT750M + RX580@16Gbps-TB2 (AKiTiO thunder 2) + macOS 10.13


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@tbl777: As the news article explains, the RX 580 is officially supported by Apple. It is hot pluggable.

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I mean tb3 with macbook(tb3) is officical supported by apple, but tb2 with macbook(tb2) also supported by apple with hot-plug?

 

tb2 is different with tb3 in various softwares and hardwares...

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Posted by: tbl777

goalque

I mean tb3 with macbook(tb3) is officical supported by apple, but tb2 with macbook(tb2) also supported by apple with hot-plug?

TB2 Macs/enclosures are not officially supported, but your configuration with a RX 580 is hot-pluggable.

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@goalque

Thanks!

I will try tomorrow and post pictures~

late-2013 15" MacBook Pro GT750M + RX580@16Gbps-TB2 (AKiTiO thunder 2) + macOS 10.13


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Please, could anyone confirm if any of the supported enclosures can fit a Liquid Cooled RX Vega 64 with no major workarounds to get it all in it?

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You need purchase a third-party tb3 enclosure such as akitio tb3 and diy a metal-box with a 12cm-fan in the front or the up.

late-2013 15" MacBook Pro GT750M + RX580@16Gbps-TB2 (AKiTiO thunder 2) + macOS 10.13


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Hi @ goalque

I encountered a serious problem. My macbook(10.12.6) with your script is okay with RX580.

But My macbook(10.13.1beta) with native driver is not okay with RX580, because it can't output image to external display no matter whichever solutions.

PS. I test the power consumption of RX580 in the heaven 4.0 with 10.12.6, it's very cool(48C.MAX) and stable.

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Can you contact with goalque at current?
I have a asus rx580-o8g, which can't be reloaded in the high sierra. I heard goalque had a beta script and I want try.
I must return this card tomorrow morning for whole refund.

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Posted by: tbl777

Hi @ goalque

I encountered a serious problem. My macbook(10.12.6) with your script is okay with RX580.

But My macbook(10.13.1beta) with native driver is not okay with RX580, because it can't output image to external display no matter whichever solutions.

PS. I test the power consumption of RX580 in the heaven 4.0 with 10.12.6, it's very cool(48C.MAX) and stable.

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Can you contact with goalque at current?
I have a asus rx580-o8g, which can't be reloaded in the high sierra. I heard goalque had a beta script and I want try.
I must return this card tomorrow morning for whole refund.

Goalque's new workaround in High Sierra is for cards older than the RX series. It will not help with the issues you're currently having. I looked at the components in your eGPU build and I'm suspecting the Dell DA-2 is the troublemaker. That PSU is likely not sufficient for an 8-pin RX 580 card.

You should either return the RX 580 for a less powerful card or get a beefier PSU.

 

Posted by: dkgeorge

Please, could anyone confirm if any of the supported enclosures can fit a Liquid Cooled RX Vega 64 with no major workarounds to get it all in it?

The AKiTiO Node and Sonnet Breakaway Box are the easiest to mount an GPU with an AIO liquid cooler. The fan bracket for both enclosures are 120mm and match up to the 120mm radiator on Liquid Cooled RX Vega 64.

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Thanks @itsage, I've been looking pictures of a Sonnet and it looks it can perfectly fit the fan and radiator in the side vent. Wondering if anyone tried.  

@tbl777I do have an AKiTiO Node but it can't fit the fan/radiator combo in the front vent by a 1/4 inch of the enclosure length. Also the radiator is too wide to allow the enclosure lid to close. I think the only way would be modding the case, which I don't wanna really do. I guess will have to switch enclosures..

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