I cloned my vista setup on to my Intel drive and it was fine, maybe you could get a little more performance by tweeking things but I didn't feel the need to do it. I think the tweeks were very important for the early drives but not the newer ones.
You might get some more performance from AHCI, you can change this in the BIOS.
Windows 7 formats the driver properly when you install it, as did vista under most circumstances, XP typically didn't.
If you clone just remember to switch off defrag, in scheduled tasks.