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Stork's MyHero II Build: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z370 HERO X - i7-8700K - AMD RX 580 - Thunderbolt 3

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@CaseySJ,

Progress. I can in the SysPref > Network that we have a TB entry. But the TB3 OWC dock doesn't work yet as I have a USB thumb drive plugged in which doesn't show up on the Desktop.

Still on Clover and Mojave for this effort. I will update to OC once you can help me get the TR card to work.

Thanks again for all your help.
Hi @Stork

Thunderbolt configuration is finally correct and working. Thunderbolt switch at Port 7 is also active. However, the OWC Dock is not fully "materialized" in IOReg:

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Please try the following:
  • Reboot the system with OWC Dock already connected.
  • Does the OWC Dock work after the reboot?
  • Please post screenshot of System Information --> Thunderbolt with the OWC Dock connected.
  • Are you using the 14-port Thunderbolt 3 dock or the 12-port version?
 

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Hi @Stork...
Please try the following:
  • Reboot the system with OWC Dock already connected.
  • Does the OWC Dock work after the reboot?
  • Please post screenshot of System Information --> Thunderbolt with the OWC Dock connected.
  • Are you using the 14-port Thunderbolt 3 dock or the 12-port version?
I rebooted the system, and it appears to work. No hot-plugging needed. Plugging in another USB thumb drive in the dock caused the USB thumb drive to appear on the Desktop.

The SysPref Network has a lot more Thunderbolt and Ethernet available.

Amazing! System Information --> Thunderbolt has even the Thunderbolt Bus showing up!

The OWC that I grabbed to use for this testing is an older OWC TB3 13 port dock that I got form my 2017 MBP.

I think we have a working TB3 TR card. Where can I learn what you did? How can I do it in the future? Is there a guide that you'd recommend?
 

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I rebooted the system, and it appears to work. No hot-plugging needed. Plugging in another USB thumb drive in the dock caused the USB thumb drive to appear on the Desktop.

The SysPref Network has a lot more Thunderbolt and Ethernet available.

Amazing! System Information --> Thunderbolt has even the Thunderbolt Bus showing up!

The OWC that I grabbed to use for this testing is an older OWC TB3 13 port dock that I got form my 2017 MBP.

I think we have a working TB3 TR card.
That's more like it!
 

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Updated my Post #1 with the information on the flashed Titan Ridge PCIe card. Works great with my OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock and OWC Thunderbolt 3 external NVMe SSD case.
 
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(If this is the wrong place for this post, please point me to the correct one. Thanks.)

I have ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) | i9 9900K | Vega 64 8GB running Catalina 10.15.7. I built the SSDTs for USB to limit them to 15. This is all running splendidly, without any issues. I've OC'd to 4.6.

BUT, I want to future-proof this setup before I'm forced into a new M1, and out of the hackintosh world forever :( and so want to install Big Sur. I'm running Big Sur on several "real" macs already.

I've hunted all over, but cannot find anyone here who is running BS on a ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI). I believe that I might be able to move this machine to Big Sur by updating to Clover 5127 and altering the config.plist to include a "Quirks" section.

What I'm hoping for by posting is that someone might have a good set of quirks for this machine... or heck, even better yet, a whole working EFI folder. If neither of those, then has anyone here attempted getting this hardware to work with BS, and is willing to offer specific advice.

I've read through all the generic stuff on Big Sur for other machines, and if I have to re-invent the wheel for myself, so be it... I'm just asking with my fingers crossed to see if there is a good starting point for my hardware.

TIA.
 

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@kentval, I've finally given up on Clover, moving to OpenCore 0.6.5 running Catalina. I recommend using OpenCore. The OpenCore guide is well written and easy to follow. I'll be updating Post #1 soon.

https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Install-Guide/

As for Big Sur, I always advise upgrading to the newest version of macOS when they release the ".3" version as most the bugs are found and corrected. I learned this approach way back in the early macOS 10.0 days. However, @pastrychef updates to the latest macOS on day one. So, YMMV.

BTW, I did a test install of Big Sur. I upgraded using OpenCore, and it was an easy install.
 

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@kentval, I've finally given up on Clover, moving to OpenCore 0.6.5 running Catalina. I recommend using OpenCore. The OpenCore guide is well written and easy to follow. I'll be updating Post #1 soon.

https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Install-Guide/

As for Big Sur, I always advise upgrading to the newest version of macOS when they release the ".3" version as most the bugs are found and corrected. I learned this approach way back in the early macOS 10.0 days. However, @pastrychef updates to the latest macOS on day one. So, YMMV.

BTW, I did a test install of Big Sur. I upgraded using OpenCore, and it was an easy install.

Big Sur has been solid for me.

My system has been spending a lot of time sleeping because I've been playing with my Raspberry Pi a lot in the last two weeks... But, still, the system continues to run fine. It does scheduled Time Machine backups and wakes whenever I need it.

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Big Sur has been solid for me.

My system has been spending a lot of time sleeping because I've been playing with my Raspberry Pi a lot in the last two weeks... But, still, the system continues to run fine. It does scheduled Time Machine backups and wakes whenever I need it.

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Thanks pastrychef... for this, and all your previous help as well.
 
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