To my pleasent suprise , i just discovered that i actually had Acronis true image 8 OEM version that came along with an external hard disk i bought 2 years ago. with great happiness ,i install the software, make a boot disk , connect SATA disk to my PC and attempt to clone my current IDE to SATA as it claims to be able to do so. Problem is that when i boot from the Acronis boot CD, and the software wizzard starts, it says " Acronis true image can not find any Disks" . This is funny cos when the software itself is running in windows interface can recorgnise the 2 disks but when i boot outside windows with the boot CD it doesnt see anyting. Now i have just ordered the full version of Acronis 11 for $34 and am downloading it now it better work or i will really be pissed. update- could it have something to do with my motherboards P35 chip and ICH9R controller? that the Acronis software cant recorgnise it?