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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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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
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
Many hours later, the iMac was working again!
Many hours later, the iMac was working again!
Removing screws from the iMac
Removing screws from the iMac
Few days after ordering my parts, a magic box appeared on my desk
Few days after ordering my parts, a magic box appeared on my desk

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