The cable whip offered here is needed if you want to connect SATA drives with special RAID controller cards. Often, the expansion cards have one or more sockets for SFF8643 type plugs, also known as mini-SAS. One of the advantages of this interface is that the electrical signals from up to four SATA (6G) hard drives or SSDs can be transferred via this single connection. Often, there is not enough space on the boards of the RAID controller cards to solder as many SATA ports as the controller can control.
Here, the mini-SAS interface with SFF8643 is often the tool of choice. When plugged into such a jack, the other end of the cable offered here is four 7-pin SATA data connectors and one SGPIO cable. The cable or individual strands are about 50 cm long and sleeved in some black, while the plug itself comes in black.
- Length: about 50 cm
- Color: Black
1x Mini-SAS (SFF8643)