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0.75m 30AWG Internal Mini SAS 36pin (SFF-8087) Male w/ Latch to SATA 7pin Female (x4) Forward Breakout Cable - Black
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0.75m 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 3/4 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 0.75 meter
Connection A Type 36-pin SFF-8087 male Mini-SAS
Connection B Type 4x 7-pin female SATA

10 Reviews

96% of the reviewers recommend this product


Consistently Excellent Product

  • Seijirou,
  •  San Antonio, TX 
  • 5/15/2015 12:04:39 PM

Pros: High Quality

Over the last 4 years I've been purchasing these cables, one here and two there. In total I've got approximately 8 of these deployed. They have all been excellent and I'm happy to say that Monoprice isn't trying to fix what isn't broken over these 4 years. I can buy today the same excellent cable that I bought 4 years ago and at a great price.

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Draper, UT 
  • 1/28/2015 5:36:06 PM

Pros: Cheep, works great.

Cons: When the cable breaks out to the individual SATA cables it's a bit small. I think it matters, but whatever.

Cheep cable that does the job. I have 4 of these on 2 M1015s.

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Pretty fast

  • Ray,
  •  Stewartstown, PA 
  • 10/16/2014 1:10:44 PM

Pros: Inexpensive, decent quality, locks in.

Cons: Stiffer than I would like but I can live with it.

I installed my set in September of 2013 and have not had problems with the cables in my FreeNAS box. The speed compliance questions by other reviewers did have me wondering if new cables would be of any real benefit so when I rebuilt my box I decided to see if there was any real difference.

The test unit is an AS-Rock 880 MB with an AMD 965 quad core processor and 16GB of DDR3-1600 ram. The drives are five 3TB Seagates in a Z1 configuration (FreeNAS version of Raid 5).

I hooked everything up and did a scrub so that there would be no time difference for fixing any errors. There were none so I rebooted the machine and ran the scrub once again, the time was within a minute of the first run at 2hrs 34min. I then disconnected all the drives from the motherboard and hooked them up to a Dell H310 controller (flashed to work with FreeNAS) and two of these cables. I used 2 connections on cable 1 and 3 connections on cable 2 and ran the scrub again. The time was 2hrs 36 minutes. Since the drives are SATA 3, the motherboard is SATA 3 and the controller card is SATA 3 the only difference was the cables. If the cables cause the system to be 2 minutes slower after 2 1/2 hours I really can't complain and that difference probably falls within the margin of error anyway. It is my opinion that my system can't overload the capability of these cables. That isn't to say if you ran the same tests with SSD drives there wouldn't be a difference since the transfer rate of SSDs is so much greater but there seems to be no degradation running 7200 rpm mechanical drives.

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Only rated for SATA I transfer speed

  • Aaron,
  •  Wappingers Falls, NY 
  • 8/10/2014 3:01:00 PM

Pros: Cheap cables.

Cons: Not rated for SATA II or SATA III transfer speeds.

Purchased four of these only to find out they are only rates for SATA I transfer speeds.

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Excellent cables!

  • Kai Berry,
  •  Kansas City, MO 
  • 6/9/2014 6:21:18 AM

Pros: Well-built and inexpensive, a rare combination. They get the job done. Both ends clip on securely, and the drive end cables are labeled clearly P1 through P4.

Cons: None.

This is the second pair of breakout cables I've ordered from Monoprice the first have performed perfectly, so there was no hesitation whatsoever in getting another pair. I'm using these on an IBM ServeRaid M1015 set to IT mode (for a FreeNAS build) previous experience has proven that they work exactly as advertised.

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