Actually after a lot of research I found several variations to sas and sata with the external connectors different some of the time, and internal drives may or may not be directly interchangable.
My box has 2 sas 3 1/2 drives that use separate cables, power and data but use the standard sata connectors and plug into sas ports on the mb. My replacement 2 1/2 drive a Fuji #MAY2073 however uses a sas-29 aka sff-8482 which is a unified connector with power and data in one.
I found 2 variations on newegg, one had all negative feedback, the other had 1 posting staying it did what they needed to do, I ordered this one but it won't arrive until next week. For $6.99 not a huge gamble, however I do wonder why the cable has 2 data cables coming from it, possibly for dual port 600 gb/s transfer rate device.