If not, then no software will ever fix it. As to extending the life, it's at 5 years and up. Isn't that long enough?
Ask the maker of the enclosure or device.
I have a few different USB hard drives and to help reduce noise, save energy and extend the life of the drives by having them "sleep" without turning off the power switches.
Does anyone know of a sofware utility that would allow me to set windows and/or control the drives based on my windows power options to help achieve this?