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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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Visiting Microfix in Amsterdam - the local Apple Premium Service Provider
Visiting Microfix in Amsterdam - the local Apple Premium Service Provider
Removing the power supply board
Removing the power supply 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
Disconnecting the power button cable
Disconnecting the power button cable
Removing the heatsink from the logic board
Removing the heatsink from the logic board

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