Wrong HDD ordered, thermal sensor doesn't match
Replacing the HDD on my 27" and I guess I ordered the wrong one somehow. I tried to be diligent selecting the HDD but not enough it would seem.
The issue is the thermal sensor cable. The cable on my mac does not fit the new HDD. The cable has 6 connector slots but the new HDD only has 2 pins.
So now I have a Toshiba Model IF107-087-1 and it looks like I need a IF107-083-1. I can't find any clear pictures to show the thermal sensor pins on the 083 HDD to know if it is even the correct one.
So, I'm wondering if I need to just order the IF107-083-1 HDD and hope it works. Or, can I replace the cable I currently have with one that would work with the 087 model. I have looked around for a replacement cable but can't find anything.
Lastly, I have read that many people recommend just using a software solution for fan control but I prefer having the proper hardware.
Is this a good question?