Your original post is a little confusing because you used the terms backup and cloning.
I don't use any cloning utility to transfer an operating system and files from a hard disk drive to an ssd. Instead I do a clean install of Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64 and software applications. Very very easy to do if you have the OS and applications on a cd-rom disc. Installation on a ssd is fast compared to a hard disk drive. Transferring data files is even easier. Once the ssd is working I just use the good old Windows drag and drop. Works for me.
For actual backups I use the Microsoft Windows Backup and Restore feature. I picked what I wanted saved and I scheduled backups to be done automatically every Sunday morning. The backups are saved to the hard disk drive. No muss! No fuss! No bother!
Here is a link to Microsoft with more information: