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How to replace the Fusion Drive 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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Disconnecting the power button cable
Disconnecting the power button cable
Removing screws from the iMac
Removing screws from the iMac
It contained a new logic board, but without a processor
It contained a new logic board, but without a processor
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Removing an iMac speaker
Removing an iMac speaker
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

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