Replace HDD in Sony HAP Z1ES with an SSD...but wait, there is more!

Hi Guys.

I got this great Sony HAP Z1ES with the built in HHD disc drive that I would love to replace with a SSD for better responsiveness and safety.   This is easily doable, as you can exchange the drive, format it in the unit and then re-copy all your music to it... 

Here is the thing though:   I want to keep all my work organising and most importantly keep ALL the metadata and SenseME channels that has been processed on the unit.  Something that the player has spend a YEAR doing for the 20.000 tracks on it, since everything is processed on the tiny CPU locally. 

Especially all the senseME work is what makes it great value to me, as it creates unique mixes across genres based on feeling instead of some algorithm giving you more of what it thinks you like. 

So.  I want to do a block copy of the HHD to a new SSD and replace the current drive for a HAP Z1. 

Anyone tried that?  Seeking advice and solution.