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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.
PROS: Really can't give this a rating, ordered it for my DVR to external HD, the port on the back of the DVR said SATA, tuned out to be eSata. Kept the cord in case I ever need it. See caveat below.
CONS: When I orderd the eSATA to eSATA cord it looked like it was manufactured by the same company Monoprice got the other one from, it didn't work, I RMA'd it and the replacement worked, although I only tried it I am not using it, I got the more expensive one from them, was about $5 that works great. So I do not have great confidence in this cord ever working, being it is the ONLY SATA to eSATA Monoprice has, I will get a replacement from someone else. This and another SATA cable is the only cables I have gotten from Monoprice that weren't superior to all others, My HDMI cables are rock solid, but I think they better look into another supplier for these SATA cables, I notice other people are having problems with them. Also it took 8 days from the time I ordered it till I got it, I think that is too long, especially when I pay for the shipping. As bad as USPS is, it should still only take 2 or 3 days to reach me, with a day for processing. When I get free shipping from Newegg which is also in California and they use USPS I get my order in 3 or 4 days, 1 or 2 days if they ship from their NJ site.
PROS: Designed to actually work with sata. Clips on the drive.
CONS: Didnt work at all. 100% failure with two cables.
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.
CONS: Wish this came in a 3ft version as well
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.
PROS: As advertised! Low cost.
PROS: Works as expected
6 months ago
PROS: - Excellent transfer speeds
- Lightweight and flexible
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.