Picture of SFF-8088 Connector

(also known as...)

  • External Mini SAS
  • External Mini SAS 4x
  • External Mini SAS 26 pin

This is the most common external multilane connector type. However, unlike SFF-8087, where the top cards often have four or six connectors, SFF-8088 usually comes with only one or two connectors per controller. This is because a single SFF-8088 connector on a SAS Expander-enabled controller can connect to a large SAS Expander-enabled enclosure, which can then be daisy-chained.

Before the popularity of SAS Expanders, people had to use 8087-to-8088 adapters to convert unused internal ports into external ports. This is still common for SATA controllers, or SAS controllers that are not being used with a SAS Expander setup.

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SFF-8088 Cables & Adapters

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SFF-8087 2-port SFF-8088 to SFF-8087 Adapter
PCI bracket
2-port SFF-8088 to SFF-8087 Adapter
PCI bracket
SFF-8087     SFF-8088 to SFF-8087 Cable
SFF-8088 SFF-8088 to SFF-8088 Cable
SFF-8088 to 4xSFF-8088 Fanout Cable
SFF-8470 SFF-8088 to SFF-8470 Cable, Thumbscrew
SFF-8482 SFF-8470 to SFF-8088 Fanout Cable
7-pin SAS 1-port SFF-8088 to SAS Adapter, PCI bracket
PCI bracket
2-port SFF-8088 to SAS Adapter, PCI bracket
PCI bracket
1-port SFF-8088 to SAS Adapter, mini PCI bracket
Mini PCI bracket
7-pin SAS   2-port SFF-8088 to SAS Adapter, Centronics plate
Centronics plate
eSATA SFF-8088 to ESATA cable


SAS RAID Controllers with SFF-8088 Connectors

LSI 9286-8e 2 X SFF-8088  
LSI 9286CV-8e 2 X SFF-8088  
Areca ARC-1215-4X 1 X SFF-8088  
Highpoint 2684 1 X SFF-8088  
3ware 9750-4i4e 1 X SFF-8088 1 X SFF-8087
ATTO R680 2 X SFF-8088  
ATTO R644 1 X SFF-8088 1 X SFF-8087

SAS Host Adapters with SFF-8088 Connectors

LSI 9212-4i4e 1 X SFF-8088 4 X SATA
LSI 9207-4i4e 1 X SFF-8088 1 x SFF-8087
LSI 9207-8e 2 X SFF-8088  
LSI 9201-16e 4 X SFF-8088  
Areca ARC-1320-8x 2 X SFF-8088  
Areca ARC-1320-4i4x 1 X SFF-8088 1 x SFF-8087
ATTO H644 1 X SFF-8088 1 x SFF-8087
ATTO H680 2 X SFF-8088  
ATTO H6F0 4 X SFF-8088  


SAS/SATA Enclosures with SFF-8088 Connectors

4-Bay SAS Enclosure

8-Bay SAS Enclosure

4-Bay SAS Rackmount

8-Bay SAS Rackmount


SAS Expander Enclosures with SFF-8088 Connectors

15-Bay Enclosure
with SAS Expander

12-Bay Rackmount
with SAS Expander

16-Bay Rackmount
with SAS Expander


more connectors:

SFF-8643 (Internal HD Mini SAS)
SFF-8644 (External HD Mini SAS)
SFF-8087 (Internal Mini SAS)
SFF-8482 (SAS 29 pin / Power)

SFF8087 SFF8088 SFF8482

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