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 2 meter long cable uses 28 AWG wires and is intended for external use. It has a 34-pin SFF-8470 male SAS plug (with locking thumbscrews) on one end and a 26-pin SFF-8088 male Mini-SAS plug (with release ring) on the other.
|Guide to SAS Connectors|
|Type||# of Pins||Environment|
|SFF-8470||34||External (also sometimes internal)|