I've seen user reports on the web that say this combo works amazingly well.The SFF-8088 connector is a very widely used connector type that is commonly used today on SAS cards. It carries the equivalent of four SATA/ SAS 7-pin connections through a SFF-8087 to SFF-8088 cable providing 12gbps of throughput using SAS or SATA II 3.0gbps devices. In fact, many makes of SFF-8088 cables look like four 7-pin cables were sheathed together and terminated at each end by SFF-8088 endpoints. SFF-8088 connectors tend to have locking mechanisms that snap into place when a cable is inserted. This generally keep the connections secure over time even if there is minor chassis movement and vibration.
Mini Serial Attached SCSI (mini SAS) Internal Cable Assemblies provide for high speed transmission up to 6 Gbps. It is an ideal interconnect solution for the growing server and storage market. Mini SAS are designed to significantly reduce the cable size for storage systems currently using SAS 4-lane (4x or 4-lanes of data) and are being widely adopted for next-generation designs.External SAS Cable features "mini-SAS" SFF-8088 to SFF-8088 cable with heavy- duty metal backshells. This 4-channel cable is constructed with a high-performance cable, which features Compatible Cisco 40GBASE QSFP+ AOC Active Optical Cable, 15 Meters individually shielded parallel pairs, double EMI/RFI shielding, EMI Noise Suppressor.