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How to replace the harddisk 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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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
iMac ad - note the text emphasising to get you online in 10 minutes
iMac ad - note the text emphasising to get you online in 10 minutes
Removing the main ventilator shaft
Removing the main ventilator shaft
Another box with parts - this time from Ireland
Another box with parts - this time from Ireland
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Removing adhesive strips - pretty low tech task
Removing adhesive strips - pretty low tech task

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