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How to install an 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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Double, tripple, quadruple checking the PCIe SSD drive
Double, tripple, quadruple checking the PCIe SSD drive
Disconnecting the microphone cable - right under my thumb - it's very tiny!
Disconnecting the microphone cable - right under my thumb - it's very tiny!
A (nearly) empty iMac enclosure
A (nearly) empty iMac enclosure
The SSD drive installed correctly, note how the connector is much deeper in its socket
The SSD drive installed correctly, note how the connector is much deeper in its socket
iMac G3 (1998)
iMac G3 (1998)
Removing the other iMac speaker
Removing the other iMac speaker

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