For an Intel SSD, you shouldn't have to do anything to make it work. You can connect to your system and set it up just like a new hard drive. Or you may image your appropriately sized HD to an SSD just like it were a HD, using a variety of tools including Ghost.
Does that help?
I have read that you have to align the partition on the SSD because XP doesn't set the alignment correctly/.
Your aligment concerns are apporpriate for non-Intel SSDs. But the X-25M and the X25M G2 do not require a correct alignment. The performance differences between "aligned" and "unaligned" will be negligible.
Thank you for the information.