- Required for any drive installed into the main drive bay.
- Eliminate fan noise and maintain correct system fan control when upgrading your 2011 iMac.
- The only iMac HDD upgrade option on the market certified to pass the Apple Hardware Test.
- Fixes firmware incompatibility issues with third party hard drives.
- Engineered in-house and backed by OWC's award-winning customer support.
Improve Performance and Capacity. Upgrade Your iMac with Confidence.
OWC's in-line solution is the only hardware digital thermal sensor on the market allowing a third-party SATA drive to be installed in your iMac. A convenient, plug-and-play cable, the In-line Digital Thermal Sensor eliminates fan noise and maintains proper system fan control through the iMac's System Management Controller. This innovative device is designed specifically for the iMac, requires no software hacks and ensures compatibility with Apple's built-in diagnostic processes.
Note: Before attempting to perform this installation, please watch the OWC Install Videos below to determine your ability to perform this complex upgrade.
OWC assumes no responsibility for damage that may occur during the install. Technical support for this DIY product consists only of the OWC Install Video.
While OWC encourages the DIY philosophy, this is a very difficult upgrade that requires advanced skills. If you are not fully confident in your ability to upgrade the drive in your late 2009 - mid 2010 iMac after watching the OWC Install Video, you should visit local Apple certified repair shop.
This item does not include installation tools.
OWC In-line Digital Thermal Sensor Cable
1 Year OWC Brand Standard Limited Warranty
Other DetailsiMac (27-inch Late 2009) (October, 2009) Model ID: iMac10,1 - A1311 - EMC - 2308 | 3.06GHz, 3.33GHz
iMac (27-inch Late 2009) (October, 2009) Model ID: iMac10,1 - A1312 - EMC - 2309 | 3.06GHz, 3.33GHz
iMac (27-inch Late 2009) (October, 2009) Model ID: iMac11,1 - A1312 - EMC - 2374 | 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz, 3.06GHz, 3.33GHz
iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010)(July, 2010) Model ID: iMac11,2 - A1311 - EMC - 2389 | 3.06GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz
iMac (27-inch Mid 2010) (July, 2010) Model ID: iMac11,3 - A1312 - EMC - 2390 | 2.8GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.6GHz
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I installed this following an upgrade to SSD on a mid 2010 21.5 iMac and I didn't want to rely on software to slow the fan down. The installation video was a great help and the installation took me (a novice) less the 20 minutes, start to finish. A great solution!
I don't usually leave reviews but I was so impressed with Flexx and this product that I thought I should in this instance, particularly as it might be helpful for other people who are in the position I was in. Following an installation of an SSD to give my ailing iMac a boost, the fans went wild. As I had installed a flavour of Linux I couldn't find a software solution (and I was concerned this could impact the longevity of the rest of the hardware anyway), therefore I had to buy this sensor. Flexx was the cheapest I could find and it was sent very quickly (only a couple of days and very safely packed). One thing to note is that while you can get away with just lifting the screen up for installing the SSD, you need to disconnect the ribbon cables to install the sensor properly. OWC have some helpful videos on YouTube to follow. The installation itself was a piece of cake and has been working beautifully.
Perfect product, no more problem with the HDD fan on a iMac 27" A1312 with a new SSDin replacement of the original HDD. The shipment was really fast, so thank you Flexxmemory!
Worked brilliantly without any problems. Very easy to fit. My IMac is now up and running without a hitch.
It's hard to rate or comment on something that is hidden in the depths of the computer other than it seems to be doing its job and was relatively easy to install. I had several solutions to provide control for the cooling fans and while this was the most expensive choice, at least I had peace of mind that I had selected the best option. Delivery was very fast. So far so good.