I have a Dell 8400 that came with a SATA drive. I purchased another identical drive. I have it in an enclosure. I had planned to connect it to the MB and only turn it on when I wanted to update the image. I was told that the onboard sys. wouldn't support hot plugging. So I have bought a SATA PCI host card to connect the enclosure. I have Ghost 2003 and have used it before on my old computer with ATA drives via USB2. I have read on Google some stories of problems between Ghost and SATA drives. Just what is the situation? Is Acronis a better choice with SATA drives?