I had an issue with a client's server drive this past week. We did a clone over USB using an interface adapter to a new drive with Acronis True Image. The cloned drive would not boot in the server. The BIOS showed the proper drive ID associated with the new drive. The system will get to the point where it accesses the drive's boot information and the HDD light blinks once and nothing happens, no more activity and a blank screen. I tried both SATA ports and still nothing. The original drive boots just fine. Both drives are Western Digital 500GB although different models.

I placed this cloned drive in 2 other non-server machines and the drive booted up without even a BSOD straight into the OS. Any ideas on why the server would not boot to the clone?