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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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Removing the antenna cables, remember their order using a piece of tape
Removing the antenna cables, remember their order using a piece of tape
Decoupling the fusion drive: separating the conventional harddisk from the PCIe SSD
Decoupling the fusion drive: separating the conventional harddisk from the PCIe SSD
iMac evolution
iMac evolution
Disconnecting the iSight's (Applespeak for webcam) USB cable
Disconnecting the iSight's (Applespeak for webcam) USB cable
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!
Be careful when lifting the glass, there are cables connecting the panel to the logic board
Be careful when lifting the glass, there are cables connecting the panel to the logic board

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