HD Fail - replace with HD+SSD or SSHD
I have looked through the existing posts, all of which are very helpful but i'm looking for an up-to date solution to my problem (there may be new SSHD drives or cables available) and i only want to buy the bits once.
My problem is that the HD on my iMac mid-2011 has failed, the SMART status shows a hardware failure in the Disk Utility.
I want to replace it with a fast drive, originally thinking to go SSD until i came across the temp sensor problem. It seems that some have tried the Seagate SSHD solution but still have a problem with the sensor and then have to use the OWC cable. There was also mention in one post that other HD manufacturers may provide a compatible drive. I use external drives for the majority of my files so i dont need all my storage to be internal so i really just want to replace the primary HD with a SSD or SSHD solution. What i dont want though is to open the imac twice, is it possible to buy a SSHD drive now that definitely does NOT require the temp sensor - is there a product code that is known to be compatible? If it's not possible to be 100% sure that it will work then i will probably just buy a SSD (Samsung 850 Evo) and do whatever i need to do to solve the sensor problem. I am not interested in the software solution but likewise think the cable is a bit expensive for what it is but i assume this is the only solution.
Finally, although it's more lengthy, i am interested by the dual HD option (available on this model) - installing an SSD under the optical drive. My question for this is - does this make it easier to buy a compatible (doesnt need sensor cable) pure HD for the existing bay with the SSD i want? I assume the SSD under the optical drive doesnt need a sensor?
Sorry for the lengthy question
here is the TG Pro output
Is this a good question?