Intel just made upgrading to an SSD a little bit easier by offering up its Data Migration Software to all existing Intel solid state drive owners. The clone utility, which is powered by Acronis, purportedly makes easy work out of copying over your current drive's contents, including your OS and system settings, to the new SSD.
"The Intel Data Migration Software, powered by Acronis, makes the process of migrating to Intel Solid-State Drives faster and easier for both home and corporate users," said Troy Winslow , director of product marketing, Intel NAND Solutions Group. "Having a simple and accessible method to clone a user's existing drive, makes it that much easier for consumers to start experiencing the high performance of solid-state drive computing."
The utility is free, though if you get a hankering for a full-featured backup and recovery solution, Intel SSD owners have the options of upgrading to Acronis True Image Home 2011 at a discounted price ($30 versus $50).