backup to an image file, and restore image to sdd. This usually guarantees proper boundary alignment as well with major packages.
Thanks! My SSD should be here in a day or two. I have done this 3 different times but I'm not sure how I did it. I do remember the first time I did it I had to shrink the partition of the HDD so it would fit on the SSD.
I just checked the tracking number and the last update was on 2/4/16 and it was in Los Angeles.