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How to upgrade 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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Removing the other iMac speaker
Removing the other 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
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
Be careful when lifting the glass, there are cables connecting the panel to the logic board
Be careful when lifting the glass, there are cables connecting the panel to the logic board
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk
It contained a new logic board, but without a processor
It contained a new logic board, but without a processor

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