Is there any difference beyond brand between a Dell M246M cable and a generic mini sas-8087 cable? Is it just branding, quality control? Or is there some difference in the actual cables or connectors?

Eg this dell M246M cable is the cheapest I could find on eBay at the time of writing: US$18, whereas it looks like this Mini SAS cable on amazon is closer to US$9 (you can find similar on eBay down to US$7)

(I will be using these for hooking up H700 raid cards in Dell R610's.)

Thanks in advance...


There's no difference.

SAS-8087 connecters are built to a standard. Ideally, you'd just buy the Dell cable. The cost isn't high, but that's up to you.

  • Thanks! So the difference if any is in the quality of the cable, right? Thanks... – sysjas Mar 12 '16 at 14:46

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