I am currently in the process of cloning my HDD to a SSD.
As the HDD (320GB) is bigger than the SSD (120GB) it was recommended that the HDD be shrunk to a smaller size than the SSD. Using windows 7 built in disk management it is unable to shrink the HDD to anything smaller than 160GB.
After running defrag, removing restore points, re-running defrag again, installing defraggler I learnt that the MFT (Master File Table) is located roughly in the middle of the drive hence why it won't shrink to anything less than 160GB.
Some more specific deltails:
- Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
- Truecrypt encryption is on system drive