No tool may report a drive that fails unexpectedly due to power surge and the like, just to be fair. That'd be like a trying to predict lightning strikes as far as the failure report tools are concerned. They report gradual failures based on wear and tear and the like, not suddenly being killed by the PSU.
yeah you are right...just frustrated coz I had a lot of stuff on the drive. I checked the drive and the pcb seems to have been damaged (looks burned with all the signs you know, intermittent clicking, drive led initializing and then turning off etc)...the i read that all those pcb's are uniquely matched to the drive. so like if the seagate service centre here gets it to work can i recover the data with tools like "getdataback"?