That's the first time I've ever heard someone <i>wish</i> that a hard drive would die!
But ... I'm kinda waiting for both of mine to die, too. I've running one that is a RMA replacememt, and it needed low-formatted formatted within a week. It's been okay since then, but I'm holding my breath.
My primary drive had bad sectors on it when it came from the factory, but a normal format cleared that up, and it's been fine for six months. But just in case, I like to image the active partition every couple of weeks, just to stay up-to-date if it ever decides to freak out, too.
If they would just go ahead and <i>die</i>, I'd convince myself to spend the money and drop in a RAID card and run three drives ... maybe a few of those new 80GB Maxtor D740X-6L 7,200 RPM ATA-133 drives, with the fluid dynamic bearing motors.
That sounds really good to me, ya know? I'd go ahead and do it if I wasn't such a cheap bastard. ;-)