Mini-SAS cable is the next generation SAS high speed cable to board interconnection up to 12Gb/s data transfer rate. The cable has 4-lane bi-directional data transfer which is powered by high speed optical engines and can reach up to 100 meters long. It fulfills the newest SAS 3.0, SFF8636 and SFF8644 industrial standards.
Direct Attach Copper cable (DAC) is a twinax copper cable that connects directly the ports (or line cards) within active equipment, such as switches, routers, servers or data storage devices, in a data network.
Active optical Cable (AOC) is for short-range data communication and interconnect applications.