Originally Posted by capaill
well I just bought the hp proliant microserver for $200 instead of the nas route, plan to install a couple of 2Tb drives and whs 2011. I got scared off from the point that if the nas dies, due to cpu or such failure, then I would loose all my data unless it was backed up to another nas. At least if I use whs, and the system dies, I can transfer the drives to another system running windows.
It is extremely foolish to believe that any single storage system is fool proof. Yes, your WHS does drive duplication, which you can also do with a NAS using RAID-1. However, drive duplication, or any kind of drive striping is no protection against data loss.
A failed motherboard can take your data with it, fire, flood, electrical damage or theft. All of those are going to destroy your data.
The only reliable way to protect your data is with an offsite backup, either via a cloud storage service or by backing up to drives, another volume, etc, and keeping that at an offsite location.