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Can you install another SSD in a 27-inch iMac 5K?

Replacing the Fusion Drive with both a SSD and an harddisk

July 30, 2020 -

This month I did an attempt to upgrade my 27-inch iMac 5K. I wanted to replace the fusion drive with a SSD and a large hardisk. In addition I decided this was a good time to upgrade the RAM memory as well, maxing it out at 64GB. I was on a mission to create the ultimate iMac, but things didn't go to plan!

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iMac in trouble: no system drive found
iMac G3 (1998)
iMac G3 (1998)
It contained the 64GB RAM and the 2TB PCIe Aura Pro X2 for iMac
It contained the 64GB RAM and the 2TB PCIe Aura Pro X2 for iMac
Today's iMac (in two sizes)
Today's iMac (in two sizes)
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace

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