Thanks jmbach! Unfortunately I am stuck. Burnt the iso to a CD and booted off of the disc, with the 2 drives in a Thermaltake BlacX Duet dock (that I have used previously in all my tivo upgrade efforts with success) - but no matter what I tried, the drives don't show up at all. I see the laptop's SSD and the internal BDRE device, but not the drives on USB dock. I switched out the cables to use an USB 2.0 as well as on a separate attempt connected to the laptop's USB 2.0 port (after 3.0 port did not work) and no luck. The drives just don't show up. Not sure what else I can do at this point.