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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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iMac evolution
iMac evolution
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
Removing the main ventilator shaft
Removing the main ventilator shaft
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Disconnecting the power button cable
Disconnecting the power button cable

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