2018 Mac Mini for eGPU
My home office is out of action for 3 months due to house works, hope that being finished coincides with a Mac mini update - wouldn't expect anything more than a spec bump but new CPU's are new CPU's...
Do you think they'll address the USB-C power issue? I'm speaking of the issue where certain bus powered accessories, like OWC solid state drives that are bus powered, don't always connect.
@holagato Which particular model of OWC USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 are you using? I have used USB-C powered monitor and SSD without issues.
@eightarmedpet If Apple removes the internal PSU and power it with an external 99W USB-C power adapter, I would definitely upgrade.
- @itsage OWC Envoy EX Pro. It has issues getting consistent power from the Mac mini TB3 port. You can read about it on the compatibility page, here:
Ive noticed power issues from Mac Mini TB3 ports with other bus powered devices, like an iClicker. My iPhone charges just fine through it, though.
@holagato Each USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 port is supposed to provide at most 15W to USB powered devices. Have you checked whether it’s the ports under-delivering or the devices over-drawing? I have been using this Plugable USBC-VAMETER.
@itsage I'd quite like that, it would also help with any heat issues, but I don't think they will any time soon. Looking at 8th gen vs 9th gen series CPU there isn't much in it...