0.5m 30AWG Internal Mini SAS 36pin (SFF-8087) Male w/ Latch to SATA 7pin Female (x4) Forward Breakout Cable - Black
    Product # 8186
    0.5m 30AWG Internal Mini SAS 36pin (SFF-8087) Male w/ Latch to SATA 7pin Female (x4) Forward Breakout Cable - Black
    Product # 8186
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    0.5m 30AWG Internal Mini SAS 36pin (SFF-8087) Male w/ Latch to SATA 7pin Female (x4) Forward Breakout Cable - Black

    Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is a high-speed data storage interface designed for high-throughput and fast data access. Intended primarily for data storage centers, the SAS interface is backwards compatible with SATA. This allows the user to mix more expensive, lower-capacity SAS drives for applications that require faster data access and higher reliability, with lower-cost, higher-capacity SATA drives for applications with lower access speed requirements. Monoprice carries a full line of quality SAS cables with connectors for every possible application, both internal and external.

    This 1/2 meter long cable uses 30 AWG wires and is intended for internal use. It has a single 36-pin SFF-8087 male Mini-SAS plug (with locking latch) on one end and has four 7-pin SATA female plugs (with locking latches) on the other, allowing you to connect four SATA drives to an SAS controller. This is a Forward Breakout cable, meaning that it is intended to connect to a host/controller on the SAS end and to drives on the SATA end.

    Guide to SAS Connectors
    Type # of Pins Environment
    SFF-8087 36 Internal
    SFF-8088 26 External
    SFF-8482 29 Internal
    SFF-8484 32 Internal
    SFF-8470 34 External (also sometimes internal)
    Wire Size 30 AWG
    Cable Length 0.5 meter
    Connection A Type 36-pin SFF-8087 male Mini-SAS
    Connection B Type 4x 7-pin female SATA

    29 Reviews

    86.9% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Good cable with one notable flaw

    • Anonymous,
    •  BEAUMONT, CA 
    • 5/23/2016 9:52:11 AM

    Pros: Works as advertised, adequate length and flexible.

    Cons: No sideband cable on straight-angle version

    I purchased several of these cables to connect an Intel SAS expander to the SATA backplane in my server. The cables work as advertised and I have no issues with them. However, Monoprice makes two different versions of this cable - the one I am reviewing, and another (Product 8192) that has a right-angle connector on the end. For some reason, the right-angle version includes a sideband cable, which is needed to pass information such as temperature from the backplane to the controller, but this version does not. Given that the right-angle cable would physically not work on my expander, I had no choice but to buy this one, but now will have to purchase dedicated SGPIO cables to direct-connect to my motherboard. If not for this shortcoming, this would be a 5-star review.

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    Great product and value for money

    • Yan L,
    •  Sunnyvale, CA 
    • 4/26/2016 12:57:46 PM

    Pros: - inexpensive
    - 4 ports of SATA from 1 SAS port

    Cons: - a little inflexible

    If you have SAS cards and need them to talk to SATA drives, this is one of the best options. It takes a SAS8087 connector and converts it to regular SATA connectors. SAS HBAs are interoperable with SATA.

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    not very secure

    • Anonymous,
    •  Pinellas Park, FL 
    • 3/12/2015 9:02:27 AM

    Pros: blue

    Cons: very loose connection on drive. cables are flimsy. unusable for me.

    I can not even use this cable. My enterprise drives does not have anywhere for the metal clips to attach to. Yes that is a fault with the drives, but the sata connector is extremely loose on any of my drives. Even if my drives could utilize the clips the connector is just too loose and I would not trust. I loose connector can potentially cause drive dropouts. The cables are also much thinner than other cables I have. This is the only cable I have purchased to date on monoprice that I can not recommend.

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    • Anonymous,
    •  Stockton, CA 
    • 2/27/2015 4:58:52 AM

    Pros: price!! delivery (since i'm in state :D). just works.

    Cons: none thus far.

    works as advertise. nothing wrong with the cable thus far since it's only been a little over a week. bought it for my new NAS. connecting the cable to my ibm serveriad m1015 (cross flashed to IT mode with lsi p16 fw). bought 2 cables one for use now and the other when i get my 4 other drives :P

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    • Anonymous,
    •  Lincoln, CA 
    • 1/2/2015 10:09:13 PM

    Pros: It's a cable. It works!

    Cons: None that I can think of.

    This one's a FORWARD cable, so if you're looking to connect your SATA drives to your LSi/Dell PERC SAS controller, this is the one you need. But don't confuse this with a REVERSE cable for backplanes (like I did), which, is wired differently but otherwise visually identical. Wasted 10 bux on fleebay due to my ignorance.

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