The Intel® SSD DC P3600 Series do not ship a cable. These drives are NVMe SSD's and require a compatible PCIe* Gen3 X4 connector. They are manufactured in 2 form factors:
- 2.5-inch Form Factor
Requires 8639-compatible connector
- AIC Form Factor (Add-in Card)
Requires Single slot x4 connector
Please let us know the Form Factor of the drive you bought, also the brand and model of the computer (motherboard) you plan to connect the drive to.
i have similar problem.. i got asus z10pe-d16 mainboard .. and ordered asus hyper kit ... i just bought dc p3700 pci-e / nvm-e SSD "2.5 form factor" but nor mainboard nor SSD nor hyper kit has sff-8639 connector..intel 750 series comes with 8639 cable.. first why did u stop adding cable newer products..
second i havent found this specific item on ebay / amazon / newegg and other online markets ..
like i just said before i ordered asus hyper kit for m.2 .. now i just need 8639 connector .. i live in TR .. please help me..
The Intel® Solid-State Drive P3700 Series 2.5 inch is aimed at Enterprise systems that have a backplane with SFF-8639 connector. It does not include cables to connect to SFF-8643 (Mini SAS HD).
The only model that includes the SFF-8939 to SFF-8643 cable is the Intel® SSD 750 Series.
At this time, this cable is meant to be used only with the Intel® SSD 750 Series and is not available separately.
you said "The Intel® Solid-State Drive P3700 Series 2.5 inch is aimed at Enterprise systems that have a backplane with SFF-8639 connector" it is not completely true.. many of enterprise system have SAS hot plug with 12GB /s bandwith.. normally SFF-8639 (U.2) connection gives 32Gb/s bandwith.. may be very few of them has REAL 8639 interface.. im not the only one searchin this cable on internet ..why intel ignore people..do u think an extra cable on the box prevents anything.. or the products would be less valueable with cables..or more ordinary... End-Users like us compare your products its performance , reliability and compability ..adding cables does not give your products less prestigous state..
why not available with only ssd 750 series or not available.. is there any disadvantage of that.... i understand i can use with sata express or sff 8643 to sff 8482 but their bandwith not at maximum like 32Gb/s(sff-8639)..
even i have pci-e SAS/Raid card..these cards doesnt come with sff-8639..
i think intel should give cable and docs with their s3500 / p3500 /p3700 drives.. mrsp of 2tb p3700 over 6000 usd .. how much cost add a cable in the box to intel..
Sorry for bad english , i am not native speaker..
We appreciate the confidence in our products and we are working to get a solution for you and other customers facing this situation. This is a situation that was not expected, since the PCIe SFF-8639 to SFF-8643 adapter was recently released by 3rd party manufacturers and the cable was not originally planned to be used with the Data Center SSD series.
We understand your concern and we will let you know any new information about this matter as soon as it is available.
Is there any new information on this? I am in the same situation as many people are with this enterprise SSD. I see that in June 2015 you speculated new information would be available.
This request is still under consideration, however, the cable is not available separately from Intel at this time. Currently, we are not able to confirm if this will change in the future.
The U.2 interface is meant to be used with the Intel® SSD 750 Series (consumer SSD's). Even though it may be possible to find 3rd party cables on the market, these are not tested/validated as a supported configuration for Intel NVMe* Data Center SSD's.
Please check this new document that specifies what ships with the different models of Intel® PCIe NVMe drives: