DIY UPGRADING SSD ON APPLE iMac

I’ve long been an enthusiastic user of fusion drive. So I own a 5k iMac with a 3TB fusion drive since 3rd June 2015. However, the fusion drive started showing issue just after 2 1/2 years of use. I’ve read enough about bad Fusion Drives to prepare upgrading it to SSD.

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The iMac specification is 5K, 27 inch, late 2014. The memory was also DIY upgrade with 32.0GB OWC Memory Upgrade Kit from  OWC.comScreen Shot 2019-07-01 at 11.24.32 PM.png

Items used for this DIY

  • ifixit.com Anti-Static Mat / 60 cm x 120 cm
  • OWC DIY Upgrade Bundle for 2012 or later 27″ iMac’s factory HDD: 2.0TB OWC Mercury Electra MAX SSD. Includes the NewerTech AdaptaDrive, components and tools to upgrade a 2012 or later 27″ iMac’s factory HDD with a high performance; 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty. (OWCK27IM12HE2TB)

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The SSD drive upgrade went well and as plan! However, I have 1 issue. Time Machine Restore failed horribly. Fortunately, all data & work files are stored in my external Raid 5 Thunderbolt storage. After several tries with restore failed, a Clean Install of macOS High Sierra was performed without hesitation. 

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Since the iMac version I own has only 2 thunderbolt port, the following devices are connected for expansion.

  • Sonnet Echo Express SE I Thunderbolt 3 to Full-Height/Half-Length PCIe Card Expansion System and the Tempo™ SATA Pro 6Gb 4-Port eSATA host controller.
  • OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock

All equipments are protected by reliable APC UPS.

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Happy Deepavali – The festival of lights

Wishing all Hindus and Indians a Happy Deepavali. May this divine light of diwali shine with peace, prosperity, happiness and good health in your life.

https://borneobulletin.com.bn/deepavali-celebrated-in-belait/

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HENGYI IMPLEMENTATION AGREEMENT SIGNING CEREMONY

HENGYI Industries Sdn Bhd, Energy and Industry Department at the Prime Minister’s Office (EIDPMO) and Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) signed an Implementation Agreement on 27th March 2017, marking a significant milestone in the progress to develop an oil refinery and aromatics plant at Pulau Muara Besar (PMB).

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Hengyi Industries CEO Chen Lian Cai welcoming speech.

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Present as the guest of honour at the event was Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance II.

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Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance II.

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The Hengyi company Chairman, Mr Qiu Jian Lin announced the Final Investment Decision (“FID”)

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Implementation Agreement Signing Ceremony and FID Announcement Group Photo