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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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iMac evolution
iMac evolution
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Removing the other iMac speaker
Removing the other iMac speaker
Oops: the newly installed SSD drive is not correctly fitted in the PCIe slot! An expensive mistake!
Oops: the newly installed SSD drive is not correctly fitted in the PCIe slot! An expensive mistake!
Today's iMac (in two sizes)
Today's iMac (in two sizes)
Removing an iMac speaker
Removing an iMac speaker

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