Hard drive doesn't initialize in vista

I have removed a 2.5 HDD from my broken Fujitsu Siemens laptop (XP OS), Fujitsu MHT2080AT (yes, small disk) to copy data to my PC (Vista Premium x64) using a USB HDD casing. When that was done successfully, I started using it as an external backup drive. But after some time it did not show in my computer. I thought maybe the casing was broken, so I bought another one but with the same result.

In disk management it shows as “Disk 5” and needs to be initialized, but when I right click and chose initialize either MBR or GPT I get “Disk not ready”. First HDD casing was powered by double USB, and the second one has external power. I even tried to power it from the extra drive power cables inside my computer, but no luck.

I have valuable files on this disk, and I can’t find a way to retrieve them. Can anyone please help?
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