DD + Lzo = superfast

I recently purchased a new laptop, (Hp Envy 14) that came pre-installed with windows. After leaving it on the hard drive for some time i finally needed the space. I shrank the partition as small as it could go but alas i have a SSD and every GB is expensive and needed. I thought to myself what’s the best way to back this up, dd + nc was the way to go i thought.