6ft SATA 6 Gbps External Shielded Cable - eSATA to SATA (Type I to Type L) - Black
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    6ft SATA 6 Gbps External Shielded Cable - eSATA to SATA (Type I to Type L) - Black
    Product # 8792
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    6ft SATA 6 Gbps External Shielded Cable - eSATA to SATA (Type I to Type L) - Black

    External SATA (eSATA) cables are designed to connect external SATA devices to either external SATA ports or internal SATA connectors. Unlike cables for internal applications, eSATA cabling must be shielded. The eSATA connectors are keyed differently, to prevent the use of internal SATA cables in external applications. While internal SATA connectors have an "L" shaped key, eSATA connectors use smaller, vertically offset keys.

    This shielded eSATA cable is certified to perform to SATA 6 Gbps performance standards. One end is terminated in an eSATA connector, while the other end is terminated with an internal SATA connector. By routing the cable through an opening in the system case, you can use eSATA devices with a system that is only equipped with internal SATA ports.

    Note that SATA 6 Gbps cables are backwards compatible and can be used with SATA 3 Gbps and SATA 1.5 Gbps devices. However, the data transfer of the SATA subsystem will be limited to that of the slowest device. So, for example, if a SATA 6 Gbps cable is connected to a SATA 3 Gbps drive and a SATA 1.5 Gbps controller, the drive will be limited to a transfer rate of 1.5 Gbps.

    4.5 / 5.0
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    Great as usual
    This thing works perfectly. There isn't much to say as it a straight forward cable.
    Exactly what I needed to test my new hdds without having to open up my computer. Previously I was using a sata to usb thing but that is limited to 2tb, so I needed another solution to test my brand new 4tb hdds. This cable fit the bill perfectly. One end plugs into your esata port and the other end is regular sata to plug into the hard drive. You'll still need to power the hdd tho so keep that in mind when ordering.
    Maybe Monoprice could look into supplying an external sata power adaptor as well.
    Locally a cable such as this sells for $10-$17! And nobody has stock so it sill needs to be ordered and shipped. I'm extremely happy.

    PROS: Price
    Length
    Qualilty
    Thickness

    CONS: Wish this came in a 3ft version as well
    March 22, 2014
    Functioned as advertised.
    Worked as advertised, allowing me to connect a normal 2.5" SATA SSD to an external eSATA port (was the only SATA port I had left on my motherboard).

    PROS: Worked as advertised, allowing me to connect a normal 2.5" SATA SSD to an external eSATA port (was the only SATA port I had left on my motherboard).

    CONS: None so far.
    March 14, 2014
    6ft SATA 6 Gbps External Shielded Cable - eSATA to SATA
    Great cables, handy to have for hooking up a bare drive without opening the case.

    PROS: As advertised! Low cost.

    CONS: None
    May 5, 2016
    Confirmed! It DOES work!!
    Reading the other reviews, I decided that I had to test for myself. I bought 2 and plugged them into my "SYBA SD-ENC50020" and it worked just as well as the cables it came with.

    PROS: Works as expected

    CONS: None
    November 27, 2012
    5/5
    The transfer speeds achieved using this cable were faster than when I used USB 3.0 however, shortly afterwards I discovered that the eSATA function of my external HDD is faulty and inconsistent. It was excellent while I had the chance to use it! Highly recommend!

    PROS: - Excellent transfer speeds
    - Lightweight and flexible
    February 29, 2012
    Does the job
    I'd been meaning to try out the eSATA port on my new motherboard for a while and finally picked up this cable. I already have a hard drive dock for day-to-day use in backups, however if you have a large, non-incremental volume of data to get off a bare drive, this is much faster than USB 2.0 speeds. I get ~127 MB/s via eSATA vs about 22 on my dock.

    PROS: eSATA speeds, nice length.

    CONS: It's a cable... it simply works. Pehaps just a bit thick and stiff but that is incredibly nitpicky.
    March 23, 2014
    5/5
    Exactly what I expected. Very good price and speedy delivery
    June 30, 2015
    6 ft. sata to esata
    I used this to connect an internal dvd player that I made an external enclosure for. I have an esata with power, pci bracket installed in a custom mini itx case I made. I haven't tested it with anything else, it works for what I need it for so I'm happy. Now I need to find a 6 ft. molex to sata power cable. Maybe Monoprice will start selling those too.

    PROS: Lenghth

    CONS: None
    December 14, 2014
    Works as expected, great price
    I'm using this to connect an old ioSafe Solo fireproof/waterproof external hard drive case. The drive inside it died, and the case (and drive) were out of warranty. I replaced the drive with a 3 TB model (was 1 TB) and wanted to get faster throughput than the Solo's normal USB 2.0 capability. Doing full backups of 800+ MB of data would take 5-6 hours, depending on a variety of factors.



    I noticed that internally the ioSafe Solo used a short SATA cable to connect the drive to a small circuit board, and the circuit board held the USB 2.0 socket that was exposed on the exterior of the case. I used the Monoprice eSATA to SATA cable to bypass the small circuit board and connect my new drive in the Solo's case to an eSATA port on the back of my PC.



    The eSATA to SATA cable works great and has cut my backup times to 1/4 of what they were previously with the USB 2.0 interface.



    Only downside has nothing to do with the cable. It has to do with the fact that I lost the waterproofing capability of the ioSafe when doing the hard drive swap because I didn't have one of the proprietary plastic bags to hold the drive inside the Solo's case. It is still thermally protected by an inch+ of ceramic for fire resistance, however, and the drive runs much cooler not being in a bag (the heat buildup probably had something to do with two of the native Solo's drives failing, the first one happening under warranty).



    The cable itself delivers exactly what you'd expect at a low Monoprice price.

    PROS: Length

    Price

    CONS: none
    January 7, 2014
    Great product for a great price
    This product works as it should, and it has a reasonable shipping date and price. The only thing I think should be added are variable sizes (eg. 1ft, 3ft, 6ft, etc.)

    PROS: Good data transfer speed, and the black color blends in with the rest of my cables.

    CONS: Stiff(ish) cord, making it harder to manage in a PC case. But still bendy enough to be used in a PC case.
    March 12, 2016
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