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.