Micro SATA connectors from AFCI enable smaller 1.8in. SATA drive from factors for hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid state drives (SSDs). The connectors comply with the Serial ATA Specification issued by the Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) and facilitate the use of 1.8in. SATA drives in mobile computers, set top boxes, game consoles or portable storage units.
Micro SATA signal and power contacts are spaced on 1.27mm pitch. The signal segment of the internal micro SATA connector uses the same contact configuration as a standard SATA connector and supports Gen2 data rates of 3Gb/s. Other connector features include 7+2 power pins with a power segment key, staggered contact lengths for hot-plug support, guide posts and slot openings to assure proper alignment during blind mating, as well as friction locks for cable applications. The plug connector fits 5mm or 8mm slim 1.8in. form factor drives while the right-angle receptacle connector is used on host systems.