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Old 04-15-2019, 11:48 AM
End Over End End Over End is offline
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Default Has anyone ever been able Native Core TB on windows?


Wondering if todays motherboards will allow me to plug this into windows.

Reason: I would love to jump back and forth between my Mac laptop and a new windows tower.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:46 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone ever been able Native Core TB on windows?

Certain motherboards can take optional TB cards, but its not(AFAIK) compatible with just any PC. Visit the manufacturer's website for your motherboard(or one you are considering) to see if a TB card is available. If you go shopping, I recommend Gigabyte over Asus
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:17 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone ever been able Native Core TB on windows?

Maybe this? (I'm not an expert - just trying to help out.) https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard...IDGE-rev-10#ov
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Old 05-14-2019, 12:18 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone ever been able Native Core TB on windows?

I’m running a Gigabyte z390 Designare w/ i9 9900 and 64 Gb of RAM, Win 10 Pro. I use an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter and Apple 2M Thunderbolt 2 cable to connect my Avid Thunderbolt Native. Works like champ and I can swap between the Windows PC and my MacBook Pro like you wish to do.
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Old 06-05-2019, 10:51 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone ever been able Native Core TB on windows?

Hi Sugarnutz,

on your system specification I can see:

"Gigabyte z390 Designare
I9 990K 4.7 GHz
64 Gb of DDR4 3200
Gigabyte RX580 8 Gb
MacOS 10.14.5 Mojave"

Are you still running Win 10 Pro on this machine or you passed to OSX Mojave? And if yes, are you still running HD Native Thunderbolt?

Just asking because I'm going to build a machine similar to yours, but I'm wondering if try OSX (I have an expert technitian on hacks) or go directly to Win 10 even if I always been a OSX user...

Many thanks
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone ever been able Native Core TB on windows?

I tried an ASUS “Thunderbolt-ready” X99 motherboard, and their TB3 add on card. Nothing I tried worked, and since I was out of colorful metaphors, I abandoned the idea, and bought a Gigabyte x99 Designar motherboard with integrated TB3. Works great once you run the TB initializer utility, and I’m connected to an Apollo 8 TB2 without issues.
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