SATA III (aka Serial ATA 3) provides up to 6 Gbps data throughput
Locking metal latch on each end to ensure it doesn't become loose
Compatible with SATA hard drives, blu-ray, CD & DVD drives
Backwards compatible with SATA I (aka Serial ATA I) & SATA II (aka Serial ATA II)
The picture is a close resemblance to the product, but not 100% accurate. The ends on the cable are actually slightly larger and just shy of 1" long. The total length of the cable, including the ends is about 6.5". The cable section itself is about 5.5". The length from PC to Device, straight, would be about 6 Inches.