I just purchased a WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 Blue SATA SSD 2.5" SSD, to replace my failing Seagate 1 TB HDD.
Prior to removing the old drive from the laptop and installing the new drive for cloning, I made sure to perform a full Windows 10 system image, just in case.
After following step by step the process for cloning the drive using the provided Acronis WD software (using the software off a bootable Linux USB), the clone operation failed. I decided to see what data was transferred, and was able to get my laptop to boot into Windows 10 recovery. I then decided to install the Windows 10 system image that I had previously saved, rather than trying to debug why the clone operation itself failed.
So, the moral of this story: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A FULL BACKUP IN PLACE AND SYSTEM IMAGE PRIOR TO STARTING THE CLONE OPERATION.
By the way, the SSD works great, now that all my data is successfully migrated over. What a difference from using the HDD! Well worth the investment.