Yes you can install ANY SATA SSD.
And no … there is no thermal sensor on the drive. You don’t need them on these models.
You have to apply new adhesive. Go slow and careful, it’s really not hard at all.
The 1TB fusion drive is simply a 1tb standard SATA spinning drive combined with a separate 28gig blade SSD. The blade SSD is much harder to get to, but when you replace the 1tb SATA drive with an SSD, you then have access to both drives, the 28gig blade SSD appears on your desktop to use and format as you wish, and you then have the newly installed SSD to use and format as you wish.
No temp sensor is used on these 2017 models. Put in the new drive and you’re good to go.
>Will take any SATA SSD.
>On a mac with a fusion drive, it just removes the spinning drive from the mix, leaving you with a separate 28gig or 128 gig SSD drive that will appear on your desktop along with the newly installed SATA SSD.
>NO TEMPERATURE monitor is needed. This generation of iMacs has done away with the propietary temp sensor. It just relies on S.M.A.R.T. tech now.
No. But OWC now sells a higher capacity SSD for the 2015 MBP's
OWC now sells replacement SSD's so you can drop a higher capacity in. Up to 1TB
One thing Andrew left out here, which I discovered on my own, is that even if you have the temperature sensor connected to the correct pins, you ALSO have to make sure that it is 'oriented' properly.
On the sensor connector (the little head that plugs into the hard drive) I saw a little white dot on one side, which it turns out, indicates that's the 'top'. So on my iMac, you have to make sure when you connect the temp sensor connector with the white dot showing.
Otherwise, I got the 6000 rpm fans.