My experience... I used Norton Ghost (come with my Samsung 830Pro) to make a backup of C: (where the O.S. is installed) to an other HDD (or partition). Then plugged the SSD. Boot up with a boot CD from Norton Ghost, and then installed the backup to the SSD, maybe the size of SSD and HDD aren´t exact, but the program can continue reinstalling the backup in the SSD. And it works fine for me. But for the backup you will need a partition or other HDD. I hope it helps.
Thanks, I've got a backup hdd sorted, so cloning my partition and files to the ssd won't be an issue. Thanks once again.