Updated: December 28th, 2019

There are a number of variables to consider when choosing Mini-SAS HD interconnects, and here TE offers tips on how to specify Mini-SAS HD connectors and cable assemblies to achieve the necessary performance level.

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Mini SAS ConnectorsSerial Attached SCSI (SAS) connectors are essential for interconnecting storage systems in the data center. SAS defines the standard interconnect in a piece of storage equipment. The standard has evolved over the years, from SAS-1 at 3.0 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) in 2005, to SAS-2 at 6Gb/s in 2009, to SAS-3, which delivers 12Gb/s and was introduced in 2013. Mini-SAS HD (high density) connectors and cable assemblies comply with the SAS-3 standard.

Mini-SAS HD connectors and cable assemblies support both internal and external applications. In addition to storage, Mini-SAS HD connectors are used in some types of industrial and med