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Buffalo LinkStation 520 NAS Server


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Buffalo LinkStation 520 NAS Server



Buffalo™ Technology’s LinkStation™ 520D series is a customisable, large capacity Network Attached Storage solution with great flexibility.

The LS520D features a robust Dual Core processor and is super-fast with impressive start-up and shut down speed as well as read and write speeds up to 100 MB/s!

The LS520 makes intensive data storage tasks easy, and users can choose from RAID (Linear/0/1) support for customised capacity and redundancy according to their specific needs. Backups are also made easy with NovaStor’s NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition for PC, or TimeMachine for Mac.

LS520 users will enjoy its intuitive and quick interface and expanded power control features which include on/off scheduling, Wake on LAN, and HDD spin down. Thus enabling the LS520 to stop working when you do and greatly lessen its power consumption. Buffalo’s LS520 is also DLNA compatible and works with 3rd party File Management apps for Android and iOS to help you step-up your Digital Life and/or seamlessly blend in to your existing set-up.

Buffalo™ Technology’s LS520D series is a two bay Network Attached Storage available fully populated with 2, 4, 6, or 8TB capacity.


Organize Your Life

Ideal for home users, the new LinkStation 520 Series provides simple network storage and backup and offers an assortment of features, allowing users to store, organize, access and stream media files from any computer, smartphone or tablet.

Buffalo’s new LinkStation™ can also stream up to 4 HD films simultaneously allowing each family member to watch their favourite film, on their own device, at the same time.



Dual Core processor & Faster Transfer Speeds

The LS520D features a robust Dual Core processor and is super-fast with impressive start-up and shut down speed as well as read and write speeds up to 100 MB/s!.

The Truly Private Cloud

Buffalo’s Private Cloud solution ensures your privacy and comes without any monthly fees. With a private cloud users’ data stays protected in the physical location of your device – not off-site in a third party’s data centre. And with Buffalo’s free mobile and tablet Apps, or any web browser, your data is accessible and just a couple keystrokes away.

  • Big capacity
  • No size limitation for each file
  • No transfer size limitation per day


WebAccess - Free Apps and One-click Access from Anywhere

While on the go, Buffalo's free WebAccess service allows users to create a private cloud for easy remote access and file sharing with anyone, anywhere over the Internet. All you need is a Smartphone or tablet and Buffalo's free iOS, Windows or Android app to enjoy full access to the digital assets you keep on your LinkStation™ 520.

Technical Details

  • CPU:Realtek RTD1195N, Dual Core,1.1GHz
  • RAM: DDR3 256MB
  • Performance: 100+ MB/s
  • HDD interface: SATA
  • Number of bays: 2
  • HDD sizes: 3.5"
  • Total Capacities: 2, 4, 6, 8 TB
  • Supported OS: Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 (32/64 bit), Windows XP, Mac® OS X 10.7 or later*
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 87 x 126 x 205mm
  • Weight: ≈ 2.5 kg
  • Operating Environment: 5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
  • Power Consumption: Max 37 Watts;Operation ≈ 19 Watts; Standby ≈ 13 Watts; Sleep ≈ 0.9 Watts
  • Power Supply: External, AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz


  • Standard Compliance: IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3u / IEEE802.3 Standard
  • Connector Type: RJ45
  • Data Transfer Rates: 10/100/1000 Mbps


  • Standard Compliance: USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Connector Type: USB Type A
  • Number of Ports: 1
  • Data Transfer Rates: 5 Gbps

Protocol Support

  • Networking: TCP/IP
  • File Sharing: SMB2/CIFS, FTP, AFP, BitTorrent™
  • Management: HTTP
  • Time Synchronisation: NTP
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