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Killing an iMac with retina display

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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Double, tripple, quadruple checking the PCIe SSD drive
Double, tripple, quadruple checking the PCIe SSD drive
Removing an iMac speaker
Removing an iMac speaker
Disconnecting the microphone cable - right under my thumb - it's very tiny!
Disconnecting the microphone cable - right under my thumb - it's very tiny!
Removing the main ventilator shaft
Removing the main ventilator shaft
iMac G3 (1998)
iMac G3 (1998)
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace

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