So I purchased two of these to use in my FreeNAS build connecting one IBM ServeRAID M1015 (highly recommended HBA flashed to a LSI P16 BIOS in either IT or IR mode) to a Supermicro SASX36 A.1 backplane. This fit the bill and then some! Thank you again, Monoprice. You saved the day. )
PROS: Well-built cable with quality SFF-8087 connections on both ends wrapped in a braided sheath. What more could you ask for?
CONS: - 1 meter might be longer than you think. (Almost 40 inches! This is longer than most SAS/SATA cables,)
- Therefore this might be a bit long for some cases if you lack the space to manage the slack. This was installed in a Supermicro 4U chassis with plenty of space inside, so no issues were had here.
These work perfect for connecting 2 HD cages together and NOT having to pay the HP price plus these are longer and clip in better than the others. We have bought a few hundred of these and will continue using them. They also work great on SAS Expander cards
Needed a longer SAS cable as my current one was too small for the new case I had purchased (Norco 3216). This fits the bill perfectly. Not too stiff and can be bent to route around the case. Good price also.
Wasn't sure what the quality of the cables would be when I got them as they were the cheapest price I had found anywhere (by a lot, $10 vs $50-80 everywhere else). But got them and the quality is really good and have been using them for a week now, no complaints.
These cables worked great for connecting RAID controllers to disk backplanes in my rack mount cases. The protective sleeve is softer and more flexible than other cables I have used. The Cables are twice as long as I needed, and the connectors are not the same quality as genuine Molex plugs, but it is less than half the cost of comparable SFF-8087 cables.
Running in my Dell R710 with the H700 raid controller
So I own some Dell R710 servers, the 3.5" drive form factors, and separately purchased a h700 raid controller to put in it, only to find out what I got came with the shorter cables for the 2.5" form factor servers.
Bought two of these cables and they worked out great. The downside was that the lack of 90 degree bends at the connectors the dell cables have, I had to really put some scary bends on the cables and work them in so they could fit. The 1m length was a blessing, allowing me to run them the same way the real cables would have run with some excess tucked away. The server lid closes and life has been great since.
If I upgrade my other servers with H700 cards, I'll be ordering more of these cables, and maybe next time I see them on sale I may grab extras as emergency spares.