Re: My External SSD is having problems.
Do either of the laptops have 2 drive bays, or are they both single drive laptops?
Easy: remove an HDD from one of the laptops, and put the SSD in place of it and make sure it's recognized in BIOS at least. You could then boot off of a Linux LiveCD and see if it's recognized as an internal drive there. Then could put it back in the enclosure and boot back off the Linux LiveCD and see if the enclosure+drive is recognized or not.
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
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