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In case the OP decided to "clone or image":
SSD Alignment - Windows 7 Help Forums
Therefore, a clean install on the new SSD will set the partitions as well as the alignment; then you drag the partitions over...
If you install Windows7 on a brand new SSD, you need not make any special arrangements because the Windows7 installer will do the alignment for you. For Vista you are lucky because the start sector happens to match a SSD page. For XP the start sector is 126 which would be in the middle of a SSD page, thus a prior alignment is required. A similar situation is present when you clone an existing OS (including Windows7) on a new SSD.