- Jun 13, 2020
- Gigabyte Z390 Designare
- RX 580
To: @bmoney @ralphonz @jleahy2 @kellymac12 @iamjoehan
cc: @boob @ssccrab
All of you have reported USB port instability issues that occur anywhere from once a week to couple of times a day.
Thunderbolt docks contain their own USB controller and power management firmware. Whereas most Intel-based motherboards use Intel's USB 3.x controller built into the PCH chipset, Thunderbolt docks use completely different ASMedia controllers.
- Do any of you already own a Thunderbolt 3 Dock with multiple USB ports?
- If so, have you tried moving your 'complex' USB devices to the Thunderbolt dock?
- Keyboard and mouse can most likely remain where they are. These are 'simple' USB devices.
Connecting 'complex' USB devices to a Thunderbolt 3 Dock might be useful in determining whether or not USB instability is due to something on the motherboard.
No Thunderbolt 3 Dock for me but I can test that out in a few weeks. I do get power from these ports though. When I plug my devices in, they'll power and I can hear the disk starting to spin.
It's funny my buddy used this guide to build his Hackintosh (Clover) with the same MB and he's got his working fine. I'm wondering if the switch to Opencore might be an issue? Unless other Opencore users don't have this issue...