Gigabyte Designare "thunderbolt: no drivers loaded"

BobbyL

New member
Joined
Dec 28, 2019
macOS
10.14.6
Mobo
Gigabyte Designare
CPU
Intel 9900K
GPU
Radeon VII
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Hello all,
I appreciate any help anyone can provide.

I'm new to the hackintosh community and I recently got a Gigabyte Designare 9900k hackintosh build finally working using a vanilla install using clover. I have a pair of G-raid thunderbolt 2 drives that I'd love to use with the onboard thunderbolt 3 ports on my motherboard. I have the apple thunderbolt 2 to 3 and the startech thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter and neither of them work. I reinstalled the thunderbolt drivers in windows as one person on this forum suggested and although I do get the thunderbolt icon on the doc to show up, it doesn't load my external drives. In MacOS 10.14.6 I get a "Thunderbolt: No drivers loaded" message in the system information. I also loaded the SSDT-Z390-Designare-TB3HP-V4.aml file in my EFI>Clover>ACPI>Patched folder. I have my product model set to iMac19,1 as recommended by some on other forums but see that some are using macpro models.

Has anyone gotten thunderbolt 2 hard drives working on the Gigabyte Designare's onboard thunderbolt 3 port? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

part list
MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
Gigabyte Designare MoBo
Intel 9900k
64gb HyperX 3200 OC to 3600 (4x16)
Radeon VII
Broadcom pcie Wifi/bluetooth card
2 nvme drives installed, one with win10 and the other with macOS
250GB SATA backup SSD
Bios version F6 (tried all of the available revisions with no luck)
 

Edhawk

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Joined
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macOS
10.15.5
Mobo
GA-Z97X-UD5H
CPU
i7-4790K
GPU
Powercolor RX 580 8GB
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