Cloning (outcome)The 180GB Intel SSD I ordered included a drive cloning utility--made, ironically, by Acronis. It was easy to use and as simple as anything could possibly be, even for me. In less than half an hour, I had a new 180GB hard drive.
No mess, no fuss, no problems.
Understand that if there was a way to screw this up, I would have, so for it to go smoothly was a testament to the drive utility and the accompanying instructions.