Not compatible with Scalar i3 SAS tape drives. Connects a single LTO-5 and later generation SAS drive with an SFF-8088 SAS port on a SAS 2.0 6Gb/s HBA (where LTO-5 and later maximum throughput will be 6Gb/s). This cable does not work with drives prior to LTO-5. This cable does not work with 3Gbs SAS 1.0 HBAs. This cable requires a "keyed" SAS 2.0 6Gbs HBA.