eGPU preventing Mac sleep - is it normal?

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Martin Schimmer

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eGPU preventing Mac sleep - is it normal?

PostWed Sep 16, 2020 5:21 am


New guy here. I recently got Blackmagic eGPU Pro for my Mac Mini 2018 running 10.15.6 and I have noticed that when eGPU is plugged in, Mac just won't go to sleep after period of inactivity. Once I unplug eGPU, sleep starts working again as expected. So this issue is easily related to eGPU's presence in the system.

Just wondering whether this is normal behavior. I'd like to hear from other owners of eGPU (both non-Pro and Pro) how this works for them and whether their Mac switches to sleep as expected with eGPU plugged in.

Thx in advance for your feedback!


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Re: eGPU preventing Mac sleep - is it normal?

PostFri Sep 25, 2020 5:10 pm

I have a non-Pro model connected to a 15" MacBook Pro running 10.15.6 and the MBP will enter sleep mode without problems.

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