How do I upgrade PS3 hard drive without losing data

Posted 10th Oct 2012
First, I know how to physically swap out the hard drive, My question pertains to the data on the hard drive.

I have a 320GB slim and I'm down to 14GB free space. I have a spare 640GB HDD lying around (from my laptop which now has an SSD). I was wondering how I would go about transferring all the data from the old hard drive to the new one.

I know about the backup utility on the PS3 but you can't transfer games with that (only save data/media) and I have (including minis/PS classics/PS+ games) 140 games on there +DLC that I don't want to have to spend days re-downloading. Is there any way to transfer these? With a disk image or something? Will the PS3 recognise the new HDD if I just take an image of the old hard drive and restore it to the new 640GB one?

Thanks in advance!
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