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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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Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Migrating the RAM modules to the new logic board
Disconnecting the iSight's (Applespeak for webcam) USB cable
Disconnecting the iSight's (Applespeak for webcam) USB cable
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
It contained the 64GB RAM and the 2TB PCIe Aura Pro X2 for iMac
It contained the 64GB RAM and the 2TB PCIe Aura Pro X2 for iMac
Removing the power supply board
Removing the power supply board
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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