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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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It contained the 64GB RAM and the 2TB PCIe Aura Pro X2 for iMac
It contained the 64GB RAM and the 2TB PCIe Aura Pro X2 for iMac
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
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!
The inside of the iMac is beautifully arranged
The inside of the iMac is beautifully arranged
Today's iMac (in two sizes)
Today's iMac (in two sizes)
Creating a USB recovery drive using another MacBook
Creating a USB recovery drive using another MacBook

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