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Hello, my Original 60 Playstation 3 system has suffered a hardware failure, and is unable to operate. Feeling like it was time to upgrade, I have purchased a new 160GB PS3 slim. I have removed the Hard drive from the original system, and I wish to transfer to data from the old 60GB HDD onto the new 160GB HDD safely. If you could point me in the right direction, it would help. Thanks.

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Hi, Jay. Thanks for your question.
Sony has a webpage dedicated to helping people get this taken care of right here.
Best of luck!
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