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NewsPoster Sep 25, 2013 09:52 AM
Teardown of new iMacs reveals secondary PCIe slots for expansion
Both the 21.5- and 27-inch models of the <a href="http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/24/company.makes.stealth.update/">new iMac</a> have undocumented secondary PCIe slots, suitable for an SSD or a Fusion Drive, according to an <a href="http://www.ifixit.com/">iFixit</a> teardown. The extra slots appear regardless of whether or not the Mac was ordered with an SSD or a Fusion Drive in the first place. That stands in contrast with last year's iMac configurations.<br /><br />The teardown also shows a union of SATA power/data hard drive cables, and a slimmer CPU heat sink. That CPU, however, is now soldered to the logic board on the 21.5-inch system. This prevents owners from upgrading or replacing the processor on their own, although the iMac was already a difficult computer to upgrade. iFixit does note that the CPU can still be replaced on the 27-inch model.
 
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