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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 other iMac speaker
Removing the other iMac speaker
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
The factory installed 32GB SSD that we're going to replace
Disconnecting the iSight's (Applespeak for webcam) USB cable
Disconnecting the iSight's (Applespeak for webcam) USB cable
Removing screws from the iMac
Removing screws from the iMac
Today's iMac (in two sizes)
Today's iMac (in two sizes)
Work in progress: most parts removed, the logic board remaining
Work in progress: most parts removed, the logic board remaining

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