I finally managed to create an image of my system partition. In the end I used UBCD4Win which has DriveImage XML included. For freeware it's pretty good but I don't like how the partition you restore to has to be the same size or bigger than the partition you created the image from (even if the data is small enough to fit). So I resized the partition before and after creating the image. Just posting this for others who might have the same problem with True Image v11 and the ICH9 controller in AHCI mode.