[Solved] Cloning a half-full 500 GB drive to a 256 GB SSD drive

Ian Vink Asks: Cloning a half-full 500 GB drive to a 256 GB SSD drive
Before I buy a new SSD, I wanted to see if the following is possible:

I have a 500 GB HD in my MacBook Pro that is using only 240 gigs. Can I clone this to a 256 GB SSD drive? (My goal is to replace the boot spinning drive with an SSD drive.) Then use the 500 GB HD as a second drive in the SuperDrive bay.

Can I clone to the SSD if it’s in a USB enclosure as well?

And what is the best cloning software?

I’m running OS X Lion, if that’s useful.

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