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How to open 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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Few days after ordering my parts, a magic box appeared on my desk
Few days after ordering my parts, a magic box appeared on my desk
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk
iMac ad - note the text emphasising to get you online in 10 minutes
iMac ad - note the text emphasising to get you online in 10 minutes
Removing adhesive strips - pretty low tech task
Removing adhesive strips - pretty low tech task
Today's iMac (in two sizes)
Today's iMac (in two sizes)

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