Read-only SATA channel?

On a motherboard (mine is an Asus P9X79 WS) is there a way to set up a SATA channel as read-only. I am interested in this because I want to do some cloning operation on my hard drive with Acronis software. I will use the bootable version outside of Windows. Other people in our office will all help with the procedure. Some are trying it for the first time. I think this will make the operation safe. If there is a better solution for this, I would love to hear about it. Thanks
Chris JohnstonAsked:
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von AxlSystem AdministratorCommented:
I suppose you're looking for this?:

If you're doing with bootable cd, then mind a couple of things.
When copying partitions make sure the boot partition is Primary and Active.
If you would like to run accreonis backup on a dayly bases than better run it authomaticaly saving the backup on a network location.
For offline backup once whenver, just to have the backup of the current PC config and giving that to non technical people better use Acronis snap deploy (plus it is cheaper than through image). In Snap Deploy you can create bootable USB and you cannot do mistake because you can start the process as Create Image or Restore Image.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
On a motherboard (mine is an Asus P9X79 WS) is there a way to set up a SATA channel as read-only unfortunately not
When doing cloning, make sure BEFOREHAND ALL DISKS are labeled/named properly when Windows is still operational. Could be called WIN7/WIN10/OS or SYSTEM. The other disks (destination) should be named BACKUP/USB_2TB etc.
During cloninig when selecting source / dest disks, you will probably never make mistakes.
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