I've recently asked a question regarding fitting a Crucial 256GB SSD (Part No : CT1742109) into my 2007 MacBook (model MB061LL/A), however when researching the transfer process something isn't too clear.
I have had to replace my hard drive a couple of times since I purchased the MacBook so I know I used to boot from the DVD and re-install. With Snow Leopard, I used to insert the disk and select 're-install from a Time Machine Backup' or something similar and it would go through the process. Why couldn't I do this using my most recent (albeit 'Lion') backup? I wouldn't be re-installing Snow Leopard, just merely using the DVD to access the option to re-install from backup.
A follow up question is should I stump up the extra for the data transfer kit offered or is this a waste? Note that I do not want to replace my optical bay and I also don't want to run two HD's at once. I would preferably like to clone the drive onto the new one.