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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 adhesive strips - pretty low tech task
Removing adhesive strips - pretty low tech task
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
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!
iMac in trouble: no system drive found
iMac in trouble: no system drive found
Visiting Microfix in Amsterdam - the local Apple Premium Service Provider
Visiting Microfix in Amsterdam - the local Apple Premium Service Provider
The inside of the iMac is beautifully arranged
The inside of the iMac is beautifully arranged

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