I'm running Windows 8 and OS X on a late 2010 Macbook Pro using Bootcamp. I'd like to replace the internal HDD with an SSD, but want to get a backup process in place first.
I read this article by Jeff Atwood and am planning to buy an SSD to replace the internal drive, and then I'd use the current HDD, in an external enclosure, as the backup drive. The internal and external drives will likely be different sizes/brands.
Can I use Acronis True Image or similar to create a block-level backup of both the Windows and OS X partitions (i.e. the whole internal drive) to the external drive, so that I just need to replace the internal drive with the external drive if the internal drive fails? Specifically I want to avoid restoring a backup from the external drive to anywhere - I just want to swap and go. Is that possible? Is it possible with unmatched drives?
Thanks for any advice.