Rated 5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kludge NOT got an SAS HBA? You'll need this to connect HDDs to mobo
Generally, this cable is used to connect multiple drives using their SATA connectors to the motherboard SATA headers.
Also, a word of warning: If you've got a RAID array configured using your motherboard headers, be careful! -- If you're hoping that you can just unplug drives from your motherboard headered RAID array, then just swap the controller from your motherboard to your new SAS controller, and think that everything will be picked up by your new SAS RAID card when you upgrade... You COULD be very very wrong!
( Not suffered this, because I've over-thought the possibility of this happening, and upon some tech talk with friends, my assumptions (generally) are 100% correct) -- Seems it depends very heavily on chipset on your motherboard you were using, and then the chipset of the HBA. )
Overall, the cable itself is fine for the purpose, just thought I'd write a useful review, and state that this is the needed cable to go from SATA HDDs to a Mini SAS HBA
05 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meladdo Raid cards used to include the cables needed!
I would expect a 150 quid raid card to have the cables included! But they dont, as many raid cards have adopted this large single socket to four ends, you need this fan out cable. Unless the raid card has four separate sata ports - then standard cables can be used. Still its a neat solution to what used to be less tidy in the pc case
I have bought another of the same for another raid card....Decently priced too! compared to other on line stores.
Scan lads were very good too!
20 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carlos68 Does the job
After seeing plenty of more expensive SAS to Sata cables I thought I would give this one a try and it works perfectly.
I bought it to use with the 4 Port Lycom PE-123i AHCI SATA III 6/Gbps SFF-8087 Internal Mini-SAS Low Profile PCIe Host Adapter in my server and I would definitely recommend it.
03 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pasty2k2 Perfect for RAID card to individual drive setups
Does the job well. Only thing missing from this is a latching mechanism for the SATA ports, but otherwise fits tightly enough. Cables are flat, all the same length from the SAS port and are numbered for easy identification.
I have used 2 of these for a year and a half for connecting 4 SATA3 SSDs to a RocketRAID 2720, giving 2GB/s throughput read/write. I can report 0 issues with this setup so far.
Note, this is the cable (Forward type) you want for RAID cards like the RocketRAID 2720/similar, if you want to connect one of it's SAS ports to 4 individual SATA disks. The Reverse type cable (CBL-SFF8087OCR-06M) is for use with drive cages/docks giving one SAS connector out, for connecting to 4 SATA ports on your motherboard - they are not compatible with each other!
02 September 2014