Unable to get Akitio Node to work with Dell XPS 13 9370 - HELP
I have an Akitio Node with a EVGA Nvidia GTX 1050 SC installed hooked to the Dell XPS 9370 via one of the thunderbolt 3 ports. When I connect it I get a message from the Thunderbolt 3 software saying that this device may not work properly and when I look at the About section it says that external GPUs not supported. I thought thunderbolt 3 enclosures like this one were supposed to be plug and play? I have updated everything that I can think of: windows, thunderbolt drivers, thunderbolt nvm, akitio firmware. Nothing works. What's odd is that the PC sees the GTX 1050, but doesn't let me utilize it. Any help would be appreciated! Here are the thunderbolt specs:
Software package version: 126.96.36.1990
Application version: 188.8.131.52
service version: 184.108.40.206
controller driver version: 220.127.116.11
Thunderbolt generation: Thunderbolt 3 (15D2)
number of ports: 2
security level: User Authorization (SL1)
NVM Firmware version: 40.00
External GPUs supported: No
How did you update the AKiTiO Node firmware? I recall the very first firmware of this enclosure only works with eGFX certified computers, which has a "Yes" next to External GPUs supported.
I followed the steps outlined on Akitio's website, but I actually ended up resolving this. The thunderbolt software still says that the egpu is not supported, but everything is working fine now. I read somewhere on a forum that a lot of people see this and it can be ignored. I uninstalled my nvidia drivers, reinstalled and everything started working. Thank you for your input though!