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¡Hello guys!


Im trying to get my thunderbolt 3 USB-C working.


My system are:

-Gigabyte Z170X Ultra Gaming

-i7 6700K

-32 Gb RAM DDR4 3000 Corsair.

-500GB NVME Samsung Evo 960

-500GB SSD Samsung Evo 850

-MSI Nvidia Geforce GTX 980


All the system is working for several months , but in that moments I hasn't got any thunderbolt device to test the connections.


I have done the requested firmware Thunderbolt update from windows. And im in the latest Bios of this moment (f.23d)


I think also that I have the correct bios configuration to get the system working.


Now, I have a MacBookPro 15" i7 2017 with thunderbolt 3 USB-C , so I supposed capable to use the computer as an HD.


I boot in the HDD mode , pressing T in the boot time, and then I connect via USB-C to USB-C cable my Macbook and the hackintosh.

then I power the hackintosh and after of clover and everything, Im at the desktop without any thunderbolt connection.


The USB-C port works , because I have used the USB-C to USB-3.0 A + ethernet. And connect without problem.



what could I do to get it working?

in a future I want to get an Apollo UAD interface .



¡¡¡Thanks you so much!!!



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I used the same mb for a while but with F22 BIOS version ... and I had an Apollo TH2 audio card working without problem... 

try this setup in BIOS.



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¡Hello Hackaro!

Seems to be that Target Disk mode is not supported between hackintosh systems and a real modern Mac.

ioreg says that i have thunderbolt correctly enabled.(tested by the mod Mald0n).

I have read in a thunderbolt 2 hackintosh build the same issue trying to connect a macbook pro to the hackintosh with the thunderbolt 2 connections.

He says that the connection has a problem with the EFI comunication between the two "macs". 

I don't know if this is real, but i dont find the way to use my MacBook Pro 2017 15" as a Disk xDDD.

honestly i dont need to do that, but it was for testing the TH connection.

I want also an UAD Apollo , and i was trying to test the port :D

have you got other macbook/imac to test the Target Disk mode with your MOBO?



Thanks you so much!!

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