Hackintosh - what is the state of Thunderbolt?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TwoBytes, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

    TwoBytes

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    After looking at the new Mac Pros and wanting some flexibility I was thinking of building my own Hackintosh.

    What's the latest on building on with a Thunderbolt card? Is the speed there? Do you need hacks? Hot plugging possible?

    Thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    The Gigabyte UP5-TH has two Thunderbolt ports, that seem to be fully supported, though they are not hot-plugable and the TB device needs to be plugged in before a startup.
     
  3. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68020

    TwoBytes

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    Thanks for that!

    Seems like there are more simple bugs than I thought working with a hackintosh after all.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, there are, but mostly Hackintoshs seem to work well. I also have one using the UD3-H board and the only hiccups I experience are USB 3.0 ones.
    The rest seems to work fine.
     
  5. Midphase macrumors newbie

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    IMHO the small simple bugs (which sometimes even "real" Macs aren't immune to) are far outweighed by the benefits.
     

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