The IDE to USB adapters usually use The USB port for power. The drive may require a second usb port to power it. Most slim drive adapters use a floppy drive power connector. If that is the case then extend one of those to the front as well. 25ft may cause a problem with your maximum transfer rates. Hard to say until you try it. If it's too long for it you could put a USB hub in the middle. It will buffer/boost the signal better for long runs.