The motherboard in my PC recently died leaving me using my tablet PC. I want to be able to retrieve the data from my old HDD (previously in my PC) but obviously I can not connect it directly to my tablet. I am considering purchasing a USB to IDE converter so I can pull the data from my old hard drive but I have a few questions I need answering first. My old hard disk drive has partitions on it, 4 of them in fact, can the USB to IDE converter handle partitions? Will the drive be seen as an actual hard disk or will it appear as a mass-storage device? Hope someone can help me!