Migrating to an SSD (Solid State Drive) is one of the best things you can do to upgrade your computer, and it will give the machine a whole new lease of life.
Many manufacturers (Intel included) offer bundled copies of utilities like Acronis to make the process of copying your drive from an old to a new drive easy. The only downside is that these often do not recognise your drive while it is connected to an external USB adapter - which is likely to be the case if you plan to migrate a laptop drive.
So third party utilities (often free) can come to the rescue. One of these is the oddly named AOMEI Backupper, which works very well where other utilities often fail. The free version is also much more functional than most competitors. If you'd like a go with this, you can download at Download at: http://www.backup-utility.com