Thanks for the reply Steve, and the advice is very much appreciated.
My PC is a Dell precision 380 work station, I purchased it in 2006, but I think it came out 2004 so its old. It came with SATA II HD so the Motherboard must support it. The chip set is a Intel 955. It does have a open PCI-Express x8 card slot (wired as x4) I do know its PCIe 1.0 I found that out when I upgraded the vid card which was PCI 2.0 but still worked, just slower. Is it possible to upgrade to PCI 2.0? My guess is its hardware related. The only reason for going with the SSD is the fact that I will building a new PC next year, I wanted try it out now, but if it doesn't work on my 380, its not a big deal as will get used later.
This PC didn't come with a eSATA port, but the external hard drive inclosure I have came with a adapter that plugs into MB and attaches to back so you can plug in the eSATA cable.
The Asus U3S6 has been discontinued at New Egg, and can't seem to find one anywhere. If you can find one let me know, is there is something else that would work?
I'm not sure if I understand what you mean on line 2 of your reply.
Yes, I use Ghost 15, and I have a recent image of Win7 64 Ultimate OS, made that after I installed Lr 4.
The "Drive Copy" you mentioned sounds interesting. So far I haven't tried to restore Win7 from my image, just XP, But the first thing I did after installing Win7 was to make a Clone, and I had to use that because of glitch just after Win7 and all of my software installed, it worked just fine, but that was two years ago and would be a nightmare to put everything back.
Because of the virus, I wasn't going to even boot my PC, I was just going pull the drive and restore to the new SSD, now you have me wondering if its going to work.
The imagining app in Win7 is not related to Nortion Ghost as far as I know, but it does work as I used it to move the OS on the old HD to a larger one.