Yes, two Seagate hard drives suffering catastrophic failures within the same year.
Do I have bad vibes enough to kill actual hardware? Possibly. Needless to say the 'puter has now been fixed, and no, this is not a Seagate hard drive anymore. Fuck.
Edit: and to add insult to injury, it looks like my DVD drive is also going... something tells me that a DVD drive should NOT sound like a 125cc racing kart... >:(