If you have an external hdd or flash driver the size of your ssd
, you can backup really easily.
What I do is this:
1) Open disk util
2) Create two partitions on the drive, the first will be for be the boot driver (if you have a flash driver for this it doesn't matter). The second driver will be a mirror of your current install, make sure its formatted HFS+.
3) Setup the first partition for booting (read the howto's, and you did it for the first install). Again, not needed if you have another boot cd or flash driver.
4) Use diskutils restore feature to restore from your main drive, select the ssd
as the source, and you the second partition you created as the destination. Your may also want to check the erase button. Now just select restore.
5) After half an hour or so, you should have a working backup that you can boot to using the boot partition (just like you did in the install).
To restore the driver, you just do the same thing (minus the boot partition) and restore from the hdd to the ssd
Also, I'm not sure if this will work, but you may be able to reinstall dell efi so that you don't need the boot partition.