SAS protocol is currently famous in many applications. This new technology eliminates many setbacks that the previous ones had. For instance, compared to SCSI, SAS does not have termination problems and eliminates clock screws. The number of devices supported by SAS through expanders is in the tens of thousands, as opposed to just 16 devices supported by SCSI. In short, you get much better performance if you choose SAS over SCSI or SATA.
What makes SAS protocol even more famous is the wide range of mini SAS cables and connectors in the market. Each cable type has its specific role and a host you plug it into. For example, an SFF-8087 is a specification for 4x mini SAS internal cables used mainly for SAS and SATA applications. You can use this cable for connecting internal tape drives. Similarly, SFF-8088 specifies 4x external mini SAS cable used in the same applications.
For other applications such as connecting power, there is also a mini SAS power cable to use. It does not matter the brands you choose for your server. Whether you have ProLiant servers or PowerEdge, there is always a mini SAS cable for connecting them to the storage drives. You only need to know what you intend to use the cable for, and you will always find the most appropriate cable for that application at ALLHDD.
You do not have to worry about the connectors, provided you have the best cable for that application. The connector is already attached to the cable according to the intended application. For example, a mini SAS HDD to MB510 cable will have the connectors, but different from other cables such as standard SAS to mini SAS cables.
SAS cables are generally of high quality and high performing. You can achieve up to 6 Gbps or 12 Gbps data rates, more than what most applications need. You can buy the cables in large quantities and never fail to deliver what is expected from them. The only challenge is to identify the best cable and connector type for a given solution.At ALLHDD, you no longer have to worry when shopping for mini-SAS cable. We have a technical support team and sales representatives ready to answer your questions and solve any problems you might face. Our products are also of high quality and sourced directly from world-leading manufacturers. Feel free to contact us for any assistance when shopping for SAS cables or any computer hardware.