Today is just another in the making... but taking a while longer than most, hence the post at 4% mark of the marathon. Can't blame me for trying to be optimistic at and estimated 390 remaining.
Here are some screen shots of the never waivering efforts of the magical hard drive potion available at http://www.grc.com/spinrite
Enjoy! And pass this on to any friend, family member or professional that has had a seemingly "lost cause" story on a hard drive. One bout of this powerful program will brighten anyone's pessimistic ponderings over the spinning (or static) data storage units.