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Can you upgrade 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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Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
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
Disconnecting the headphone cable
Disconnecting the headphone cable
Removing screws from the heatsink
Removing screws from the heatsink
LUCKY ME! Found a perfectly matching replacement logic board - in new old stock condition!
LUCKY ME! Found a perfectly matching replacement logic board - in new old stock condition!

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