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Mymantiz_John
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We did this solution already. but we need to reduce one USB in the front which is a trade off solution.

  

Are you saying the Venus will be delivered with 4xUSB 3.0 ports and 1xUSB-C 3.1 port?

   

Yes. 4USB 3.0 + 1 USB-C 3.1. But at this moment, it is not an option due to the enclosure Front USB x 2 designed. 

 

 

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Posted by: Mymantiz_John

  

Yes. 4USB 3.0 + 1 USB-C 3.1. But at this moment, it is not an option due to the enclosure Front USB x 2 designed.  

John, does that mean existing orders will be delivered with 5xUSB 3.0 and new orders will have 4xUSB 3.0 + 1xUSB-C 3.1? Or will you be delivering 4xUSB 3.0 + 1xUSB-C 3.1 for existing orders?

Also, in light of new competition from Sonnet's Breakaway Box, can you offer a cut-down Venus (Venus Lite?) at the important US$300-delivered pricepoint? For eGPU use we require a single USB-C TB3 port.

The one key feature yearned from the budget TB3 eGPU enclosures is power delivery. Any chance of a 60W or more Power Delivery at US$300-delivered? The competitors are offering 15W only: https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2017/#tb3-enclosures

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Posted by: Mymantiz_John

 

Posted by: nando4

 

Posted by: Mymantiz_John

 

We did this solution already. but we need to reduce one USB in the front which is a trade off solution.

  

Are you saying the Venus will be delivered with 4xUSB 3.0 ports and 1xUSB-C 3.1 port?

   

Yes. 4USB 3.0 + 1 USB-C 3.1. But at this moment, it is not an option due to the enclosure Front USB x 2 designed. 

Man, seriously, is scary!! I can't say anything, because everything I said, you did it!! Best case ever!!

EDIT: sorry I think that I got it wrong. So, it was done, but you are not implementing?? I do prefer just having one usb in the front, and have the usb-c in the back...

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Posted by: nando4

 

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Yes. 4USB 3.0 + 1 USB-C 3.1. But at this moment, it is not an option due to the enclosure Front USB x 2 designed.  

John, does that mean existing orders will be delivered with 5xUSB 3.0 and new orders will have 4xUSB 3.0 + 1xUSB-C 3.1? Or will you be delivering 4xUSB 3.0 + 1xUSB-C 3.1 for existing orders?

Also, in light of new competition from Sonnet's Breakaway Box, can you offer a cut-down Venus (Venus Lite?) at the important US$300-delivered pricepoint? For eGPU use we require a single USB-C TB3 port.

The one key feature yearned from the budget TB3 eGPU enclosures is power delivery. Any chance of a 60W or more Power Delivery at US$300-delivered? The competitors are offering 15W only: https://egpu.io/external-gpu-buyers-guide-2017/#tb3-enclosures

   

HI 

1. 4 USB  + 1 Type C = PCB is ready, but it will NOT happened in the Venus form factor. it will be in some other on-going enclosure design. 

2. Current Order including the future Venus Order will be always 5USB 3.0

3. I actually don't want to comment the price strategy from the other manufacturer. But we do care about the user's convenience, Such as most of Laptop ( except MBP ) is just one Type C attached. the PD is important for them. and to have large PD ( 15W almost equal to no PD ) we have to use the high-End IPC level DC2DC PSU. This really costs a lot. 

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Great work from Mantiz. The Venus is the eGPU enclosure to beat atm.  

@itsage, in your opinion and experience, how do you think that Mantiz could be beaten?

- Any USB-C port?

- Independent USB hub/Ethernet for not suck the bandwidth from the TB3 port?

- Narrower design?

IMO, the Mantiz Venus was designed to cater Late 2016 MacBook Pro owners. Therefore, USB-C port was not a high priority item. Power delivery and missing I/O were much needed. Price would be the determining factor.

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Posted by: itsage

 

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Posted by: itsage

Great work from Mantiz. The Venus is the eGPU enclosure to beat atm.  

@itsage, in your opinion and experience, how do you think that Mantiz could be beaten?

- Any USB-C port?

- Independent USB hub/Ethernet for not suck the bandwidth from the TB3 port?

- Narrower design?

IMO, the Mantiz Venus was designed to cater Late 2016 MacBook Pro owners. Therefore, USB-C port was not a high priority item. Power delivery and missing I/O were much needed. Price would be the determining factor.

   

Fair enough. I didn't know the fact of it is indented for MacBoook Pro 2016 users... I was thinking in a more generic way... Thinking about improving it, in an cooler way IMO, should be to get it narrower with a rack server PSU like:

https://egpu.io/forums/psu-cables/external-psus-with-300w-for-akitio-thunder3-thunder2-and-node-light/#post-9361

For the rest, is almost perfect, except just the USB-C port for non mpb 2016 users... and maybe could suck peripherals bandwidth from another TB3 port (or USB-B in non mbp 2016) in order to avoid sacrificing the bandwidth of the TB3 graphics connection...

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Any group buys inc? 

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I am also interested in a group buy, I know that there was one here a month or so ago, is it still possible to join the waitlist? 

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ed_co
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If I am not wrong, the group buy was closed a while ago, sorry.

Cheers.

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I just watched 9to5Mac's video of the Mantiz Venus and a big concern of his was the stock fan noise, how easy is the fan to replace; and if not, will most GPUs be fine if the fan was just removed completely? 

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