interesting, so i checked my system, also cloned with acronis tool that came with the 320 ssd
and my offset is 1024kb (for the hidden w7 system partition)
so this is the correct offset?
Well, yes. But Windows 7 does it right by default, even on an HDD. So you clone Win7 with it, no problem.
You clone XP/XP64 with it, there IS a problem.