May (s)he rest in peace.
I'm using a program called HDD Health to monitor my hds. Of course it can't magically cure dead drives, but it can tell many things about hds, such as temp, unstable sectors, reallocated sectors, uncorrectable sectors, crc error count, power on hours, max. avg. rms current. etc. etc. It also estimates the funeral date for each hd.
HDD Health is a full-featured hard disk failure-prediction agent that monitors your drives and provides detailed information about each. It uses S.M.A.R.T technology to estimate the T.E.C for each drive and displays extended information for each. You can set alerts (email, sound, popup network) and be notified when there are any problems.
But now, wipe your tears, cause it's autopsy time! You can find shiny, cool looking metal platters inside. Makes a perfect necklaceand it'll get you some serious respect, dawg! Also, you might be able to obtain a very
powerful magnet! Test it with your monitor and wrist watch.