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Upgrading an 2017 iMac 27" with an off the shelf NMVe m.2 SSD + M.2 Apple PCIe adapter is definitely possible.
 
I am amazed how much confusion information is on the internet about this topic. Even from OWC, which only wants to sell a SATA upgrade kit for the 2017 iMac.
 
So I thought, try and find it out.
 
I did my 2017 iMac with a EVO 970 NVMe SSD + Sintech M.2 NVMe to Apple PCEe adapter.
 
I only recommend the Sintech adapters, others are known to have issues.
 
I used:
 
https://www.amazon.com/Sintech-M-2-PCIe-2280-SSD-Karte-MZ-JPU128T-SD6PQ4M-128G/dp/B01CWWAENG
 
I have some images on instagram where I did my upgrade.:
 
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs0loRDga6c/
 
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs06bPLAz1p/
 
I am happy I did it and got rid of the FusionDrive setup.
 
As a note, if you plan to replace the SATA drive with an SSD, which I also did then "No" you do not need the overpriced and useless thermal Sensor from OWC either.
 
 
 
Update 03rd March 2019:
 
Do not buy the Samsung EVO 970 “Plus” , it is known not to work:
 
https://www.instagram.com/p/BujHUcrg3Ra/

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Original post by: Jason S. ,

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Upgrading an 2017 iMac 27" with an off the shelf NMVe m.2 SSD + M.2 Apple PCIe adapter is definitely possible.

I am amazed how much confusion information is on the internet about this topic. Even from OWC, which only wants to sell a SATA upgrade kit for the 2017 iMac.

So I thought, try and find it out.

I did my 2017 iMac with a EVO 970 NVMe SSD + Sintech M.2 NVMe to Apple PCEe adapter.

I only recommend the Sintech adapters, others are known to have issues.

I used:

https://www.amazon.com/Sintech-M-2-PCIe-2280-SSD-Karte-MZ-JPU128T-SD6PQ4M-128G/dp/B01CWWAENG

I have some images on instagram where I did my upgrade.:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs0loRDga6c/

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs06bPLAz1p/

I am happy I did it and got rid of the FusionDrive setup.

As a note, if you plan to replace the SATA drive with an SSD, which I also did then "No" you do not need the overpriced and useless thermal Sensor from OWC either.

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