I have 120GB Intel 330i SSD drive that I initially migrated my data from stock 250GB WD hard drive to with Acronis migration tool that Intel supplied. Since SSD was only 120GB I had to do some cleanup and resizing of my HDD to match SSD's capacity and migrate usign sector-by-sector method to make sure new SSD is a full clone of my HDD. I heard that in the process of migration certain bytes (63 or 64) in MBR of SSD must be changed in order for Windows to boot and work prooerly.
What I want to do is clone/mirror SSD to 160GB WD hard drive to serve as a reliable backup in potential emergency situations without causing downtime which would be the case with imaged backup. In other words I want to directly boot from HDD and keep working without losing time.
Is this possible?
I also would like to know if this would work without sector-by-sector cloning without including free sectors.