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Cable Assemblies for High Performance Standards-based Cabling Applications



3M™ high routability low profile Twin Axial Cable and ultra power efficient Active Optical Cable (AOC) solutions provide speed, efficiency, and flexibility for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications.


3M high-speed cable assemblies are essential for the efficient operation of systems that process large volumes of data. For high-performance computing, routers, storage and switches, 3M has the cabling solutions you need connect devices with the latest industry standard physical interfaces. Connection options include SATA, SAS, miniSAS, SFP+, QSFP+, CX4 - and coming soon CXP and PCIe. Use the selection guide below to find the precise cable assembly and length you need for your application.

miniSAS Cable Assembly

Industry Protocol
Interconnect Format Infiniband Ethernet Fiber Channel PCI Express SATA SAS
QSFP+ (SFF-8436) AOC AOC AOC N/A N/A AOC/SAS 2.1/3.0
SFP+ (SFF-8431) Passive Copper Passive Copper Passive Copper N/A N/A N/A
MiniSAS/Internal SFF-8087 N/A N/A N/A Passive Copper N/A Passive Copper SAS 2.1
MiniSAS/External SFF-8086 SFF-8088 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Passive Copper SAS 2.0/2.1
SATA/Internal SFF-8087 N/A N/A N/A N/A Passive Copper SATA 1.0/2.0/3.0 N/A

3M Solutions Reference by Interconnect
Interconnect Format Technology Description Series
QSFP+ (SFF-8436) Active Optical Cable - Low Power - Lengths to 100M 6A22
SFP+ (SFF-8431) High Routability TwinAx Cabling - Lengths to 5m 1410
MiniSAS/Internal SFF-8087 High Routability TwinAx Cabling - Lengths to 1m 8F36
8F68
MiniSAS/External SFF-8086 SFF-8088 High Routability TwinAx Cabling - Lengths to 6m 8G26
SATA/Internal SFF-8087 High Routability TwinAx Cabling - Lengths to 1m 5602