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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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Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk
Removing the Fusion Drive 1TB harddisk
The Debian GNU/Linux installer was in fact recognised by the iMac
The Debian GNU/Linux installer was in fact recognised by the iMac
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
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
iMac evolution
iMac evolution
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!

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