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Alec
 Alec
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I’ve been plugging in my eGPU at boot for my 2019 13” MacBook Pro, but I’ve noticed that it adds an additional 30 seconds of boot time in Windows. Is there a way to solve this?

 

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP450) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core) + Win10 [build link]  

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itsage
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Are you using any boot loader? I've noticed this long boot up into Windows as well when there's an eGPU connected. My guess is Windows trying to initiate/allocate resource for the eGPU during this process which causes a delay compared to normal boot.

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2018 Mac Mini [8th,4C,B] + RX Vega 56 Nano @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Gigabyte Gaming Box) + macOS 11.0 & Win10 2004 [build link]  


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joevt
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I remember on my Mac Pro 2008 it takes 30 seconds to boot an EFI boat loader on a FAT partition than it does on an HFS+ partition. I don't think this is related but it's interesting.

Mac mini (2018), Mac Pro (Early 2008), MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), GA-Z170X-Gaming 7, Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5, Sonnet Echo Express III-D, Trebleet Thunderbolt 3 to NVMe M.2 case


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Alec
 Alec
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Posted by: @itsage

Are you using any boot loader? I've noticed this long boot up into Windows as well when there's an eGPU connected. My guess is Windows trying to initiate/allocate resource for the eGPU during this process which causes a delay compared to normal boot.

No boot loader. 

2016 15" MacBook Pro (RP450) [6th,4C,H] + GTX 1080 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Razer Core) + Win10 [build link]  

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