mbetea, in this <A HREF="http://www.impactsites2000.com/tekreview/ide.htm" target="_new">FAQ</A> it states that it is possible to push the length upto 24", but could corrupt data. But in this <A HREF="http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2666623,00.html" target="_new">article</A> its states:
<b><font color=blue>"At the same, Serial ATA will do away with Parallel ATA's familiar ribbon cables. These cables act as arteries for moving data between devices inside the PC. They ribbon cable about two inches wide and can only be made 18-inches long."</b></font color=blue> Hope this help my friend.
Fisher of men<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jc14all on 09/16/01 02:24 PM.</EM></FONT></P>