6ft SATA External Round Cable - eSATA to eSATA (Type I to Type I) - UV Blue
    Product # 3943
    6ft SATA External Round Cable - eSATA to eSATA (Type I to Type I) - UV Blue
    Product # 3943
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    6ft SATA External Round Cable - eSATA to eSATA (Type I to Type I) - UV Blue

    Designed to connect from eSATA port (I type) to eSATA port (I type)
    Cable for external use
    Safe Data Transfer
    Support speed up to 3Gb/s
    EMI protection
    Flexible cable
    ROHS compliant - no hazardous substances used
    Background:
    Serial ATA (SATA) replaces Parallel ATA (PATA, a.k.a. IDE) as the new standard for high speed, reliable data transfer between your computers motherboard and storage drives.  SATA provides faster data transfers, less clutter due to a more compact cable, leading to better in-case air circulation and ability to hot swap connections.
    First generation SATA is generally referred to simply as SATA, but is also known as SATA 150 or SATA 1, has a thoughput of 1.5 gbit/s.  It is an internal interface that uses "L" type connectors.  They are referred to as "L" connectors because if you look at the female connector head on, it has a sideways "L" shaped slot.  The male connector has an "L" shaped tongue.
    Second generation SATA is known as SATA  3 Gbps but commonly referred to as SATA 2 and sometimes SATA 300.  It supports a 3.0 Gbps transfer rate and also uses the "L" type connector.  SATA 2 cables are backward compatible with first generation SATA devices.  However, maximum throughput will be limited to the least common denominator.
    To go with the newer SATA interface, SATA drives usually employ a new 15 pin power connector as oppose to the older 4 pin Molex power connectors used on older system.  However, some drives will have both types of connections for ease of installation into legacy systems.
    Here's where it can get confusing.  For use with external devices, eSATA was developed with a completely different type of connector.  eSATA uses "I" (letter i) type connectors because, as before, if you look at the connector straight on, there is an "I" shaped slot or tongue.  Not to be confused with SATA 1 (#1) which some manufacturers will label SATA I (roman numeral i) which tends to confuse some users.  So a cable that is labeled as having type "I" connectors are for eSATA and not SATA 1 cables. 
    eSATA has a maximum bandwidth of 3.0 gbit/s, same as SATA 2.  But along with the new connector type, it also calls for a shielded cable.  Though it has a faster transfer speed than USB 2.0 and Firewire 400/800 it has a shorter maximum range of 2 meters.
    4.3 / 5.0
    34 Reviews
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    5/5
    I've been buying cables from Monoprice for about a year and they have always been just as advertised. The quality is excellent as is the order processing time. My orders have almost always shipped by the next day after placing the order. Unless it's some kind of emergency, there's no reason I can think of to buy the overpriced stuff in the 'Big Box Stores'.
    September 2, 2009
    Excellent price, excellent cable!
    I'm now getting excellent speeds from my external HDD.

    PROS: Low price, high quality.

    CONS: None
    August 25, 2010
    Great cable
    There were some negative reviews of this cable as well as for those of the other colors. I had no problems at all with this cable. Did not have to trim off any of the boot material as both ends inserted fully into my eSATA hard drive and eSATA PC port. This cable works great for me, with fast transfer speeds.
    December 29, 2008
    Good quality and price
    Fast, inexpensive shipping from monoprice.com.

    One of these cables turned out to be defective. monoprice.com shipped a replacement that arrived the next day.

    PROS: More flexible than most flat eSATA cables. Plastic caps help keep dust out of the connectors when not in use.
    June 17, 2011
    Work great with my DTV DVR
    I have this cable between one of my DTV DVRs and an external HD for 8 months. Never an issue.
    March 12, 2009
    5/5
    Havent a clue why the other guy had such problems. The cable plugged right into the eSATA on my ASUS M/B and Thermaltake external enclosure without any modifications. Formatted a Hitachi 1TB and have been running it for a month without a glitch.

    I always check MonoPrice first and have never been disappointed by any of their products.
    December 30, 2008
    Just what I needed
    The customer service is OUTSTANDING at Monoprice.
    The product is exactly what I was looking for.
    Great quality. You can't go wrong.
    October 11, 2009
    Excellent cable
    Works perfect with my laptop and external hard drive! I love eSATA speed!
    January 1, 2010
    stinky spacey eSATA cable
    Looks neat. Measured speed vs. other eSATA cables (including item 5570) and found no speed difference due to length. Nice price, Monoprice ftw, etc....

    I feel compelled to mention that this cable had the worst smell of anything I can remember buying. When I opened the package it smelled like a plastic factory. Seriously, it was so strong it made me wonder if windows should be open in the room the computer was in because it might be toxic. The spell dissipated after about 2 days if I recall.
    May 27, 2010
    5/5
    I had bought some eSATA cables from a local store and found several were defective. I ordered this one from Monoprice and it works exactly as expected. Highly recommended.

    PROS: Works exactly as designed.
    August 21, 2011
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