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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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Removing the antenna cables, remember their order using a piece of tape
Removing the antenna cables, remember their order using a piece of tape
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
Few days after ordering my parts, a magic box appeared on my desk
Few days after ordering my parts, a magic box appeared on my desk
Removing the power supply board
Removing the power supply board
Another box with parts - this time from Ireland
Another box with parts - this time from Ireland
Work in progress: most parts removed, the logic board remaining
Work in progress: most parts removed, the logic board remaining

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