Hi, A friend of mine is using Acronis True Image Workstation 9.1.3718 along with the Universal Restore plugin. He has used an image of Windows XP Professional for different desktops and laptops. I am intrigued by Acronis, and am thinking of buying the product myself, but before I do I have a concern. Recently, my friend got several new laptops in with the newer SATA hard drives which are AHCI compliant and his Acronis Boot CD would not detect the newer SATA hard drives. All newer laptops are coming with Windows Vista Pre-installed but some times companies will want to downgrade to Windows XP Professional for many reasons such as network compatability etc. My friend and I figured out how to downgrade to Windows XP Professioanl by downloading the Intel Matrix Storage and when installing Windows XP Professional press F6 and have the Intel Matrix Storage drivers on floppy and now the new SATA drives were detected! However, we were never able to get the new SATA hard drives to be recognized with the Acronis True Image Workstation 9.1.3718 with the Universal Restore plugin boot cd. The problem is we have the necessary Intel Matrix Storage drivers but where you have the drivers to be recognized from the Acronis Boot CD is after the hard drive is recognized which doesn't help because we need the drivers so the boot cd will recognize the newer hard drives. As I'm thinking of buying Acronis will the new Acronis 9.5 True Image Echo Workstation fix this problem of newer hard drives not being detected? Also, is there something I should tell my friend that he may need to do in order to get the Acronis True Image Workstation 9.1.3718 with the Universal Restore plugin boot cd to recognize these newer SATA hard drives? There must be a way as new hardware is introduced on the market such as these newer SATA hard drives that you can add these drivers to the Acronis Boot CD which would make sense because how good is a product if it can't detect past, present and future hard drives as well as other hardware! Hardware changes way too fast for this not to be an option. Thanks!