Acronis True Image WD Edition Install Issue

Recently bought a WD Scorpio Black 320GB Hard drive to replace one that is going out in a dell laptop.  While trying to install the True Image WD Edition software, it states that it cannot detect a WD device.  I have the hard drive connected via a USB-SATA cable.  Windows can find the hard drive just fine and was able to even format it.  Not sure what else to do with it.  

Try using a different cable or an enclosure

the software might struggle seeing the drive with certain cables