I'm planning on getting a new computer and immediately installing an SSD. The reason is that I couldn't find an "affordable" desktop that came with one.
My assumption is that I can use something like Acronis or Disk Ultimate to make a clone of my newly purchased HDD to an external drive, then "copy" it to my SSD with absolutely no reduction of stability or performance of the OS.
Is that correct? And if so, what utility would you recommend for the cloning? And are there any other possible pitfalls that I should know about?