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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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The RAM hatch pops open using the secret button inside the power connector
The RAM hatch pops open using the secret button inside the power connector
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
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
Another box with parts - this time from Ireland
Another box with parts - this time from Ireland
Removing the heatsink from the logic board
Removing the heatsink from the logic board
iMac G3 (1998)
iMac G3 (1998)

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