- Jun 4, 2011
- GA-Z270X Gaming 8
- Radeon RX 580 / RX 5700 XT
Has anyone successfully tried a thunderbolt 3 drive with good speeds? I'm looking for a mini ITX board that can read/write Thunderbolt 3 speeds.
My Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac mobo arrived and I've set up a nice little nas SSD going. I wanted to confirm for if anyone is interested I have tested the thunderbolt 3 port using an external thunderbolt M.2 SSD enclosure, speeds are amazing - I'm getting 10gbps read/write which is the maximum the external enclosure can handle so I'm only presuming the mobo is giving out full TB3 speeds but I have no idea if there is any hardware that I could test with for 40Gbps.
To get TB3 working all I had to do was update the mobo firmware to latest version using the bios online updater. Then enable Thunderbolt 3 in the bios settings. No need for installing any drivers using windows in this case.