The 29-position, SAS receptacle and plug connectors enable the implementation of the high-speed, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk drive (HDD) interface that is replacing the SCSI drive connection in enterprise storage applications in servers and storage systems. This connector confirms to SFF8482 and SFF8680, and is capable of meeting upto 12 Gb/s.
The SAS connector system is designed to support hot plugging and blind mating of HDDs. Staggered contact lengths provide sequential mating of contacts to enable hot plugging. Molded guide posts provide angled lead-in to compensate for connector misalignment, allowing the device plug and the receptacle to self-align during the mating process.
Most connectors also feature stamped retention clips that provide additional mechanical strength for robust PCB attachment. FCI also offers wide-base housing options on vertical backplane receptacles for even more stability.