iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) Teardown Video

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mikeboss, May 25, 2019.

  1. chrispri macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2019
    Why is anyone doing something like this? He removed the nvme ssd and took a sata ssd!?!?

    I hope this isnt yours?
  2. mikeboss thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2009
    no, this is not mine.

    if this was a 1.0 TB Fusion Drive, I also would have taken out the 32 GB NVMe SSD. on the other hand, I for sure would replace it with a bigger PCIe SSD of course...
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    To me, the whole flip of MoBo was just a waste of effort. I would have inserted RAM via the door.
    The SATA drive can be swapped without touching MoBo.
    I think I would even build a fusion drive from fast (NVMe) and slow (SATA) hard drives.
  4. mrvo macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2018
    Heck I'd replace kryonaut in there at the same time !
  5. Zdigital2015 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2015
    East Coast, United States
    The zip tie of the SATA SSD is pretty
    much unforgivable...and if I am pulling out the logic board, new thermal paste is getting applied alongside a new NVMe SSD blade.

    There’s just so much wrong with this video...

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