HDAPS is a hard drive monitoring system created by IBM for thinkpad laptops to protect them in case of dropping/falling/whatever. There was a KDE3 applet called khdapsapplet  which would show the status of the system. I think this is a good candidate for inclusion/porting to trinity. Trinity seeks to be a desktop environment for serious users and enterprise environments, and thinkpad also targets that very market. This is a utility that could be employed by those users who use thinkpads and trinity desktop (which is a very logical combination).
I would be willing to do the work on this to possibly get it included in R14 or later. I will be busy all summer however.
What do you guys think?