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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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Work in progress: most parts removed, the logic board remaining
Work in progress: most parts removed, the logic board remaining
Be careful when lifting the glass, there are cables connecting the panel to the logic board
Be careful when lifting the glass, there are cables connecting the panel to the logic board
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
Holding the Quad core processor in my hand
iMac G3 (1998)
iMac G3 (1998)
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!
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac
An average fly is bigger than most screws inside the iMac

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