I didn't think it was really that bad on the PS3? It's been a while though... - Back up - Swap in drive - Prep memory stick with update file - Boot - Restore - Profit? The time taken to backup/restore left a lot to be desired, though. I was going to upgrade the drive in my PS4, but made just as much sense to swap from a vanilla to Pro instead of swapping drives or buying an external, and that changeover was really slick compared to copying a PS3 to a new console. - Sign in on new console - Ethernet cable to old - Profit Mine took around 80 mins to copy across around 400GB of data, so probably just the physical capabilities of the drive limiting it.