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Does anybody know what is the maximum acceptable length for eSATA cables, and for mini-SAS cables?

I'm looking into buying a RAID enclosure but I'd like to be able to keep it in a different room than my computer so I'd like to know how far away apart they can get - and also if it's feasible from the standpoint of being able to purchase such long cables.

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eSATA is limited to 2 meters. Mini-SAS is limited to 8 meters as is other SAS cable.

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6.6ft (2m) for ESATA is the max spec for length.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial%5FATA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial%5FAttached%5FSCSI (This has great pictures of all the connectors)

Yep, john is correct on the SAS, 8m.

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"Mini-SAS (SFF-8088) x 2" taken from the NewEgg description. – Miky Dinescu Aug 26 '09 at 22:43
    
Ok, I see now. Just learned about that myself now. Thanks. :) – Troggy Aug 26 '09 at 22:54

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