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Upgrading a 27-inch iMac 5K to 14 terabytes

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 ultimate iMac Pro, 18 cores, 256GB RAM, 4TB SSD... € 16.308!
The ultimate iMac Pro, 18 cores, 256GB RAM, 4TB SSD... € 16.308!
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
iMac G3 (1998)
iMac G3 (1998)
The SSD drive installed correctly, note how the connector is much deeper in its socket
The SSD drive installed correctly, note how the connector is much deeper in its socket
The new drive is ready to be installed - what could possibly go wrong?
The new drive is ready to be installed - what could possibly go wrong?

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