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Not you.

Does changing the cable length affect signal synchronization?


Yes... there's a fold where they tuck the extra cabling. You can see it in the pic above the top plug. It only gives you a bit of leeway.
I've never had any issues and I have modified or built dozens of IDE cables (40 and 80 pin). I think if the length approached maximum it may affect signals, but only once did I have to make a cable that long (5.25" full hegih drive would not fit inside my case) and never saw any data corruption or such.

I have a Sun system here that has some IDE cables that are _exactly_ the correct length to run 2 DVD-r/w's (or roms), like the OP has shown. And I mean _exactly_.
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Does changing the cable length affect signal synchronization?
It varies from system to system depending on the quality of the wire and strength of the signal. I think the official spec is 18" from device to MB for 40 pin cables, and 24" for 80 pin ones. Any longer and you get a lot of crosstalk between wires and you may need to shield them individually.
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If you were twist the cable and then use ty-raps
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