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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-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|
Questions and Answers
PROS: Well constructed
had a shipping snafu with monoprice using the wrong zip code. they did eventually fix it, and then mysteriously issued me a refund in the following weeks, so I guess all is forgiven. hope my next order goes well.
PROS: Works with my SUPERMICRO AOC-USAS2-L8i PCI Express SATA / SAS Eight-Port Internal RAID Adapter
monoprice actually had this cable
CONS: hideous blue color
i ended up getting it at monoprice
PROS: Very flexible, secure latch, Improved performance over much more expensive name brand cables.
They do what they are suppose to do.
CONS: Cable seem a little bit thinner compared to other brands, but works.
PROS: Made it simple to add four SATA drives to my RAID card via an SFF-8087 connection.
CONS: Would be nice if they had an SFF-8088 version of this as well.
PROS: Works fine on my MegaRAID 9260 8i with 3TB Western Digital SE drives.
CONS: Wish they had a cable with a 90 degree angle at the SATA connection.
PROS: Sleeved, very narrow conductors with a small bend radius. Allows me to route these cables in little nooks and crannies to avoid blocking airflow through the case.
The SATA/SAS connectors are all equipped with metal latches.