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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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Visiting Microfix in Amsterdam - the local Apple Premium Service Provider
Visiting Microfix in Amsterdam - the local Apple Premium Service Provider
A (nearly) empty iMac enclosure
A (nearly) empty iMac enclosure
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
Removing the power supply board
Removing the power supply board
Removing the main ventilator shaft
Removing the main ventilator shaft
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

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