I was very pleased with this purchase, i had went to several stores in person aswell as looked online for a shielded SATA cable. I kept seeing other places offer this monoprice cable and having bought my 3d printer from monoprice and been very satisfied i decided to have a look on their website. I found the same cable other stores were offering for a fraction of the cost, placed my order and recieved my cable a day later and as expected it worked flawless. I would highly recomend buying this cable from monoprice
It used to be that when you purchased a PC, it had plenty of room for adding cards and drives. Nowadays, while the motherboards typically have 6 SATA ports, there is no room in the box to add extra drives. Solution, use these cables to connect External SATA disks and optical drives.
I ordered 2 of these to connect the internal SATA ports on my motherboard to external RAID hard drive enclosures. The cables are thin and flexible and route easily throught my confined computer case. I've had no problems with this setup. Everything just works.
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.
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.