Hackintosh - what is the state of Thunderbolt?

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!
 

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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.
 

TwoBytes

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Thanks for that!

Seems like there are more simple bugs than I thought working with a hackintosh after all.
 
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Thanks for that!

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

Midphase

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