Quoted from awarner:
So here's the deal. The Image that you create with Clonezilla is the exact same size as the Source drive. What that means is that if you copy it to a bigger drive, it'll still show up as the smaller drive size. There are utilities that will allow you to expand it out to fill the new drive but that has to be done after the drive is back in the computer and booted. So if you just follow my instructions, your 60GB drive will still appear to be 40GB. If you back it up again, it'll still appear to be a 40GB drive (unless you expanded it). You obviously can't copy a larger image to a smaller drive.
I couldn't find a smaller SSD drive than 60GB and I don't care about the 20GB in unused space but if you do, you can try this to get it back: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771473(v=ws.11).aspx
But remember that your future drive will now have to be bigger than your new total space used.
Thanks, Al. I'm watching your video for a second time because I'm a little dense and missed some of the menu options you chose.
So you're saying that I can just follow your instructions to create my image with Clonezilla, and that image will be 30 GB (I was on the 2nd run, so I have a Gigabyte mini-PC, which appears to have a 30 GB hard drive).
Then, I think I would follow Cheddar's advice and put the image on a hard drive (let's say a 60 GB HDD), and if I cared about the unused space, I should be able to create a 30 GB partition on the new HDD, clone to it, and then after I boot the image, I can expand the C:/ to fill the rest of the space.
Is this correct?