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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
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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-8087 36 Internal
    SFF-8088 26 External
    SFF-8482 29 Internal
    SFF-8484 32 Internal
    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
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    Are these SATA I, II, OR III cables?
    John N on Feb 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: SATA cables are backwards and forwards compatible. The devices on either end is what determines the link speed. A 6Gb/s controller and a 3Gb/s device will operate at 3Gb/s. 3Gb/s controller and a 6Gb/s device will operate at 3Gb/s again. The cables used between have little to do with the actual link speed (unlike Ethernet or HDMI in testing)
    4.4 / 5.0
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    Solid SAS cable
    Great cable, flawless construction/assembly. Each channel clearly labeled, top-quality connectors, and much, much cheaper than name-brand units. Braided sleeve keeps individual lines gathered for about 2/3 of cable length, perfect for most setups and easily modified with hand tools if your drive arrangement is weird (read: shoehorned into a consumer case).

    PROS: Well constructed
    November 13, 2011
    A failure
    I bought three of these, one of them failed which produced days of troubleshooting. The failure occurred on one of the SATA connectors, because it was a RAID5 I did not lose any data.
    April 4, 2013
    does the job, perfect length for my chassis, ugly as sin

    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
    August 2, 2013
    Mini SAS 36pin (SFF-8087) Male w/ Latch to SATA 7pin Female (x4)Breakout Cable
    I am using a pair of these connecting a Highpoint 2720 to 7 1TB WD hot swap NAS drives. Also a Supermicro X9SCL w/a Xeon E3 3.1 Ghz, *GB DDR3 RAM. The OS is WHS 2011 SP1.

    PROS: Very flexible, secure latch, Improved performance over much more expensive name brand cables.

    CONS: None!
    February 21, 2014
    SAS Cables
    I use it with a SUPERMICRO AOC-SASLP-MV8 PCI-Express x4 Low Profile SAS RAID Controller, which is installed in my unRaid server. The drives were recognized right away without any issues. I was recommend to buy this SAS cable from Monoprice, but the members at Lime Tech Forum.

    PROS: Inexpensive.
    They do what they are suppose to do.

    CONS: Cable seem a little bit thinner compared to other brands, but works.
    March 19, 2013
    Good choice
    I chose this cable on the recommendation of someone else using it with an IBM BR10i in a home-grown NAS box. The cables are very nicely constructed and had plenty of length to fit in a Lian Li Q25 case.
    May 4, 2012
    Internal mini-SAS to eSATA made simple
    I have some spare drives that I use for clones, but don't want to install internally. This cable allows me to plug them into my RAID card for use as pass-through disks, and I get the benefit of SATA 3.0 speeds for my SSDs instead of SATA 2.0 via internal connections on my Mac Pro. With power connections via an external power supply, it works perfectly.

    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.
    May 19, 2012
    As expected
    I bought two for each port of an LSI SAS controller. Both cable are working fine

    PROS: Price




    CONS: none

    November 29, 2014
    Great cables
    It's a breakout cable and it does its job nicely. So far it has caused no problems with my server. It is a bit of a tight fit in the case I have due to the hard drives being so close the the side panel. A 90 degree angle SATA connector would fix that issue for me, but it's not enough to knock any points off.

    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.
    September 25, 2013
    Great cables

    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.

    CONS: None.
    June 4, 2014


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