SAS2 6G Connectors

Felton_Mickey at Felton_Mickey at
Wed Dec 9 12:49:17 PST 2009

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Actually the wording in the spec is actually even more confusing than
what you stated. It actually states Trained cables will have the key and
untrained cables will not.  How do you market a cable as "Trained"?
See table 14, page 57 of the spec, page 74 of the PDF.
From: owner-t10 at [mailto:owner-t10 at] On Behalf Of Kevin D
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 3:20 PM
To: t10 at
Subject: SAS2 6G Connectors
In looking at SAS-2 it appears that all external connectors that support
6G are supposed to have slot 3 on the connector.  Likewise the cables
are supposed to have key 3 if they are for 6G (i..e, too long for 3G).
Yet when searching for cables and HBA's on the web, we do not see any
cables or HBA's that have key/slot 3. 
Am I missing an understanding here? 
Kevin D. Butt
SCSI & Fibre Channel Architect, Tape Firmware
MS 6TYA, 9000 S. Rita Rd., Tucson, AZ 85744
Tel: 520-799-5280
Fax: 520-799-2723 (T/L:321)
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