I am at a point in time where PS3 is the household unit. All of my kids and myself are full fledged junkies. What I want to do is to either fix the issues with my current PS3 or buy a new PS3 system and put my old drive in it so that I do not lose any of the stored data. I know that I could probably join and pay Sony a fee to store the info on line and then recover it but that would defeat the purpose of having access to a hacker forum. I feel that I pay enuff to maintain myself as a gamer without having to pay them an additional fee to do so. If any one has steps/procedures just by all means help me out. BTW my problem with my original PS3 is that it is now sometimes more than often not accepting the disc into the machine or just randomly restarting. The blue light comes on more frequent now than ever before. I want to keep my system if I can, but if I can put my old drive in a new system that would be an option I am willing to try and undertake. It would be a project more than worth the effort.