Hi folks, I'm at my wits end with this problem and am desperately seeking advice. So far, after scouring the internet, I haven't been able to find a solution that works for my case. I had a 5+ year old MSI gaming laptop that burned out from what was probably a short circuit, based on my investigations. I assume it was either the MoBo or PSU that was fried but, since I was due for an upgrade anyway, it was an opportunity to let go of the old and buy something new. I did have a critical data backup, but let's just say it wasn't recent enough and I don't find it sufficient (lesson learned). The old laptop had a dual HDD setup (2x 500GB SATA, model WD5000BPKT). It was a 2x partition with the primary partition running the OS (Windows 10) and the secondary just acting as storage. I have a new laptop now (also running on Windows 10). I bought an external adapter for the old HDD's to connect via USB, but they are not properly recognized and require formatting to access, which I assume is due to the partitioning mess. Now I fear that the only way for me to salvage the data is to build a bare-bones box with the same dual HDD setup, which I'd like to avoid for cost reasons. Any advice from the experts on what I can do here? Very much appreciate any help offered!