These things are supposed to be limited to 18-inches, while I had no issues in my testing at 24-inch, your mileage may vary! One thing I really enjoyed was the improved insulation against electrical interference! Maybe at the cost of some signal degradation (or loss) due to increased length? Don’t look at my I’m not a physicist, unless I’m playing Half-Life.
With the power of a super long Xbox cables IDE PATA 80-conductor hard drive / optical drive cable we get to work. I just hope the cable you have… has the connectors in the correct orientation!
Original Xbox How to Fold an IDE 80 Pin PATA Cable