FCI SATA cable assemblies double the bandwidth between external storage and other PC components at data transfer rates peaking at 250MB/sec & at speeds from 1.5 to 3 Gbit/sec. It is the standard storage interface for PC's and low-end servers. This standard replaces the 26 position ribbon connector with two small flexible cable assemblies for signal and power applications.
SATA connector can be dirextly connected (hot plugged) to motherboards and back planes similar to current SCSI(SAS) application eliminating the need for ribbon cable assemblies completely. SATA cable assemblies are available with 7 terminals to handle serial bus signal or 15 terminals for different source of voltage to power up the device.