Problems cloning HD to SSD

Hello. Trying to clone a HD in a Acer Aspire X1700 with Windows Vista (SP@) to a new Scandisk SSD. I have the crucial Acronis True Image HD (Revision: 5294) and the usb attachment for the SSD during the cloning process. The computer detects the SSD plugged into the USB but doesn’t show up on My Computer. I put in the CD and nothing shows up when I open the disk. So I downloaded a cloning program. The EZ GIG IV and that program couldn’t find the SSD. Any help?


my idea would be to format the drive in order to show up in the computer as a secondery drive and then you can try to clone the system on it.

you can format the drive in DM with the following steps