Imaging SATA to SSD for new workstation

We just got 8 new Lenovo thinkcenter worksation with Windows 7 pro. We need also purchased 8 intel 120 GB SSD drives . We like to take out the SATA with SSD. What would be the best way of imaging the OS . I was thinking of using using Acronis or Windows Backup and restore to copy the existing OS and software to SSD, but was not sure if it would work since we are going from SATA to SSD .  So, what would be the best way of doing this ?
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DinergyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If these are brand new, un-boxed units, why not simply swap out the drives and do a fresh restore using either 1) the system restore disks which ship with the unit or 2) do a fresh install using an ISO file downloaded from Microsoft Licensing?
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DavidConnect With a Mentor PresidentCommented:
SATA is the physical interface type, not the device type.  A SSD can use a SATA interface, or SAS, or fibre channel, SCSI, or even USB.

So if the SSD uses a SATA connector then don't worry about it, and treat the SSD exactly as if you were replacing your HDD with a larger one.

Conversely, if the SSD is another interface type, then still treat it as if you are going from a SATA HDD to a SCSI or SAS HDD.

You do, however, want AHCI enabled and make sure you don't have any fakeRAID emulation turned on.
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noxchoConnect With a Mentor Global Support CoordinatorCommented:
The best choice for you is Paragon Migrate OS to SSD: http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/migrate-OS-to-SSD/
Exactly designed for easy migration to SSD drive.
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Not enough information to confirm an answer.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Actually the asker got an answer which approach to use. The tool exactly designed for this task was suggested in comment
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DavidPresidentCommented:
The user asked for "best way".  He/she got several responses on "a way".  Points should either be awarded as the nature of the question is subjective and any way to address the problem has merits.

If the author wishes to follow-up with more specific constraints, then so be it. If not, points should be awarded regardless.
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