|TE Connectivity's Mini SAS HD receptacle assembly is a next-generation SAS high-density, high-speed IO interface. This interface was adopted for the SAS 2.1 standard and proposed for SAS 3.0 standard, and is designed to support 6G and future 12G SAS applications. The assembly is offered in 4x, 8x, and 16x versions. The reduced size of the Mini SAS HD system provides additional space for system designers. While a low profile PCIe card can accept four 4x Mini SAS connectors, it can only accept two of Mini SAS connectors. The passive Mini SAS HD copper cable assembly is designed for broadband operation optimized for 6 and 12 Gbps. The EEPROM signature enables the host to identify what type and length of cable is connected to its port, and can be customized for any application. An improved latch design reduces the insertion force and increases the retention force. MADISON CABLE brand TurboTwin bulk cable and the dual 4 pair cable exit backshell provides flexibility for routing.