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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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iMac G3 (1998)
iMac G3 (1998)
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
Disconnecting the headphone cable
Disconnecting the headphone cable
Removing the power supply board
Removing the power supply board
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk

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