This practical StarTech.com SATA2ESATA6 eSATA to SATA Cable features one eSATA (male) and one standard SATA (male) connector to securely link the eSATA port of an external drive to a regular Serial ATA data connector. It's a versatile and useful product. This durably engineered 6' shielded SATA cable is high quality and has been manufactured to easily install a male eSATA to a male SATA cable. It creates the necessary path for these different types of connections. This useful male to male SATA cable offers increased performance by providing a substantial data transfer rate of up to 6GBps.