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Killing 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 an iMac speaker
Removing an iMac speaker
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
Using a special roller to cut the iMac open
It contained a new logic board, but without a processor
It contained a new logic board, but without a processor
Removing the heatsink from the logic board
Removing the heatsink from the logic board
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
The Debian GNU/Linux installer was in fact recognised by the iMac
The Debian GNU/Linux installer was in fact recognised by the iMac

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