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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
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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

27 Reviews

87.41% of the reviewers recommend this product


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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As expected

  • diagpope,
  •  Bronx, NY 
  • 11/29/2014 4:29:40 PM

Pros: Price

Cons: none

I bought two for each port of an LSI SAS controller. Both cable are working fine

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Seems good

  • Brandon,
  •  ,  
  • 8/5/2014 12:54:42 AM

Pros: Not familiar with cables of this type, but it's working so far in my raid 5 array on an lsi 9266 with 3 x 240gb ssd drives.

Cons: Individual cables seem thin.

The individual blue cables are thin, but everything is working fine so far. I'm not familiar with other cables of this sort, but they may be just as thin. Overall this is probably a great cable for the price. It arrived way quicker than expected and is working just fine.

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