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Inside 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 power supply board
Removing the power supply board
Removing screws from the heatsink
Removing screws from the heatsink
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Removing an iMac speaker
Removing an iMac speaker
Removing adhesive strips - pretty low tech task
Removing adhesive strips - pretty low tech task

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