The price was reasonable, however when attaching this to 6gbps drives you get a lot of command timeouts. It took me a while to diagnose this issue until I found somebody having similar issues during heavy write bandwidth saturation. After a laborious amount of debugging with the controller I decided to buy a different 8088 cable rated for 6gbps line speeds and lo and behold, my issues disappeared.
I'm requesting a refund. To be fair the product description never claimed to be 6gbps rated, but that information should be posted.
PROS: Probably works just fine for 3gbps SATA / SAS drives.
CONS: You get worrisome command errors if you use it with 6gbps drives.
A well made version of this cable at a fair price. The SAS connectors are solid and the pull rings are a handy touch. The cable is a bit stiff; if they can find a way to make it more flexible it would be a five star.