Dynamic disks, as far as I'm aware, are supposed to better, but they can only be used with certain types of Windows products. I've also just had a brand new drive fail on me, and apparently one fix is to turn it into a basic drive.
The disk I'm using is a 1.5TB WD15EARS, it is a non-system drive ONLY used for installing games on.
If anyone could give me some pointers here I'd really appreciate it.
Running a basic disk should be fine for most people. Its all I run.
Dynamic allows some advanced features. its pretty much a way to run raid from the windows OS. It has a feature like JBOD(Just a Bunch Of Disks) Allowing the user to use multiple drives as one(Spanning a partition over many disk to give one large volume).
I see no reason why one type or the other would fix a drive failure.
Have you tried WDC Lifeguard tools for windows? It can fix some drive issues as well as diagnose problems. Just NEVER wrote ZEROs the drive. THIS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING.
Yeah I downloaded the WDC Lifeguard tool, but it doesn't seem to be recognising either disk. Now the computer has decided the 1.5TB is my primary disk for some strange reason, which I suspect is causing some of the problems.