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5 3/4 inch optical drives?

  • Hewlett Packard
  • Computers
  • Storage
  • Optical Media
Last response: in Storage
January 3, 2014 10:55:27 AM

I just took apart a 2008 HP computer and removed two different optical drives. They seem to be connected with a Sata 2 cable. My question is can I use these optical drives with a z87 board to load an OS onto a hd?

I also removed a 4" Seagate hd, 750 gigs. It is labled as a Barracuda 7200.10, are they compatible with the Z87 chipset, using sata 2 cables?

I would be using the optical drive to load the OS onto a different drive than the one described.

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a c 545 G Storage
January 3, 2014 12:23:24 PM

SATA devices (and cables) are backwards and forwards compatible; so you will be able to connect your SATA optical drives and your SATA HDD to your Z87 motherboard with no problems.
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a c 966 G Storage
January 3, 2014 2:14:26 PM

Its your ruler that broke. LoL
Its 5.25" for optical drives and internal HDD's are 3.5" while laptop drives are 2.5"