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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 main ventilator shaft
Removing the main ventilator shaft
Today's iMac (in two sizes)
Today's iMac (in two sizes)
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
Removing screws from the heatsink
Removing screws from the heatsink
Oops: the newly installed SSD drive is not correctly fitted in the PCIe slot! An expensive mistake!
Oops: the newly installed SSD drive is not correctly fitted in the PCIe slot! An expensive mistake!
iMac G3 (1998)
iMac G3 (1998)

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