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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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Work in progress: most parts removed, the logic board remaining
Work in progress: most parts removed, the logic board remaining
Creating a USB recovery drive using another MacBook
Creating a USB recovery drive using another MacBook
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
After installing the new RAM, I powered on my iMac to see if the new modules worked - they did!
After installing the new RAM, I powered on my iMac to see if the new modules worked - they did!
Removing an iMac speaker
Removing an iMac speaker
Removing adhesive strips - pretty low tech task
Removing adhesive strips - pretty low tech task

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