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LinkStation™ 441

All Your Data
Accessible and Secure

4-Bay Consumer NAS

 

Buffalo™ Technology’s new LinkStation™ 441D series is a complete network storage solution for small business and home office with potentially huge capacity and great flexibility. Buffalo’s new NAS is a 4 bay customisable storage solution that comes with Buffalo’s free and private personal cloud keeping your data both accessible and secure.

Buffalo™ Technology’s LS441D series is available as a diskless enclosure or fully populated with 4, 8, 12, or 16TB capacity.

Capacities:

0TB  LS441DE-EU
4TB  LS441D0404-EU
8TB  LS441D0804-EU
12TB  LS441D1204-EU
16TB  LS441D1604-EU

Securely store, share, and save all your data

The LS441D is ready for intensive data storage tasks and when fully populated, users can choose from multiple levels of RAID support for customised capacity and redundancy according to their specific needs.

And no matter where you go, all your data is accessible from any web browser or with Buffalo’s free apps for Android®, iOS, and Windows® Phone. And with Buffalo’s Private Cloud solution users’ data stays protected in the physical location of the device – not off-site in a third party’s data centre.

Back at home, Buffalo’s new LinkStation™ is DLNA compatible, and Twonky Beam ready, and can stream multiple HD films simultaneously allowing each family member to watch their favourite film, on their own device, at the same time. The LS441 can also stream high-end DSD audio files without losing quality.

WebAccess - Free apps and one-click access from everywhere

While on the go, Buffalo's free WebAccess service allows users to create a personal cloud for easy remote access and file sharing with anyone, anywhere over the Internet. All you need is a Smartphone or tablet and a free iOS, Windows and Android app to enjoy full access to the digital assets you keep on your LinkStation™ 441D.

A brand new UI has been designed to provide users one-click access to their most commonly accessed settings.

Easily open Linkstation™ files from a remote site or with free WebAccess Apps available for:

Organize your life

Ideal for small business and home office, the new LinkStation 441 Series provides potentially huge capacity and great flexibility.

The LS441D is ready for intensive data storage tasks and when fully populated, users can choose from multiple levels of RAID support for customised capacity and redundancy according to their specific needs.

Backup

Provides simple and secure shared storage and backup for all PC and Mac computers and mobile devices on a home network. Allows users to backup content on up to five home or office Windows PCs by using NovaBACKUP® Buffalo Edition, or back up Mac computers with Time Machine®: ready for multi-client backups

Powerful backup NovaBACKUP

The LinkStation™ 441D is bundled with five licenses of NovaBACKUP® Buffalo Edition. NovaBACKUP® automatically backs up your personal documents along with your favorite photos, music and videos, and protects your data on workstations locally and online. Regardless of theft, user error or hardware failure, NovaBACKUP® keeps your data secure. 

Built-in BitTorrent

Download media files directly to your LinkStation™ 441D without having to power up your PC with the built-in BitTorrent™ client. A BitTorrent™ client is a programme that uses the BitTorrent™ protocol to manage large file downloads and uploads over the Internet.

Quick and easy setup

The LS441D is fast and ready for intensive data storage tasks and can even be set up via Smartphones with a new mobileoptimised and intuitive interface.

WebAccess - Free Apps

Easily open Linkstation™ files from a remote site or with free WebAccess Apps available for Windows 8, iOS, Android®, and Windows Phone 7 – 8.

Direct Stream Digital (DSD)

Stream digital music in studio quality - the LS441D series has Direct Stream Digital (DSD) playback and streams high-end audio files without losing quality. Buffalo is working together with major Audio equipment brands to ensure compatibility with most network-capable AV Receivers, Players, and Streamers and DSD-native and DSD over PCM file formats.

Gigabit Ethernet port 10/100/1000

Gigabit Ethernet port enabled for high-speed network connectivity.

Built-in FTP and print servers

Access your LinkStation™ 441D files via the built-in FTP server or print from anywhere on your network via the built-in print server, using USB 2.0 printer.

Restricted network access

Set access to network at group and user security levels to protect data.

Seamlessly Wired to iTunes

Access music files stored on your LinkStation™ 441D with your iTunes software.

Active Directory support

Works as a client in an Active Directory domain allowing the LinkStation™ 441D to utilise the domain users and groups.

Backup for multiple Mac computers

Supports Apple Time Machine - for backing up multiple Mac computers.

Backup for LinkStations

Schedule backups from one LinkStation™ to another over your LAN network or to an external hard disk drive via USB.

Hardware System
CPU Type
Marvell ARMADA 370 ARM (Dual Issue)
Performance
100+ MB/s
RAM
DDR3 512 MB
Internal Hard Drives
Number of Bays
4
Total Capacity
Enclosure, 4TB, 8TB, 12TB, 16TB
Supported HDD Capacities
1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
Drive Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Supported RAID Levels
JBOD, 0, 1, 5, 10
LAN Interface
Standard Compliance
IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3u / IEEE802.3 Standard
Connector Type
RJ-45
LAN Ports
1
Max Transmission Rate
10/100/1000 Mbps
USB Interface
Standard Compliance
USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Connector Type
USB type A
USB 2.0 Ports
1
USB 3.0 Ports
2
Max Transmission Rate
Max: 480 Mb/s, Max: 5 Gb/s
Protocol Support
Networking
TCP/IP
File Sharing
CIFS/SMB, AFP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP
Management
HTTP/HTTPS
Time Synchronization
NTP
Other
Dimensions
177 x 127.5 x 227 mm
Weight
2.3 kg (empty enclosure), 5.4 kg (fully populated)
Operating Environment
5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power Consumption (operation, typical)
28 Watts
Power Consumption (standby)
22 Watts
Power Consumption in sleep mode
7 Watts
Power Supply
External AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Active Directory support
Yes
DLNA™ Media Server
Yes
NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition
Yes
BitTorrent™
Yes
Apple Time Machine®
Yes
Apple Bonjour®
Yes
iTunes® Integration
Yes
Power Management System
Yes
Available Colours
Black
Client OS
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, Mac OS X 10.7 and later
Remote Access
Web UI
via HTTP/HTTPS
FTP Server
via FTP
WebAccess
Android/iOS/Windows Apps, HTTP/HTTPS
Product Part Numbers
Product Code
LS441DE-EU - Enclosure
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LS441D0404-EU - 4TB
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LS441D0804-EU - 8TB
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LS441D1204-EU - 12TB
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LS441D1604-EU - 16TB

Manuals / Setup / Latest Product Information

Downloads

Please select your product from the menu below to download appropriate firmware, datasheet, driver, quick setup guide and manual.

Some of our files have been compressed as zip files for faster download.
You can use FREE utilities such as WinZIP (PC) and Stuffit Expander (Mac) to decompress these files after download.

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
23-04-2017
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Firmware

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
31-01-2018
1.84
Windows
For supported OS and new features see release notes.
31-01-2018
1.84
Windows
31-01-2018
1.84
Intel Mac
For supported OS and new features see release notes.
31-01-2018
1.84
Intel Mac

CD Images

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
26-02-2015
1.01
Windows
For supported OS see release notes
26-02-2015
1.01
Windows
26-02-2015
1.01
Intel Mac
For supported OS see release notes
26-02-2015
1.01
Intel Mac

Utilities

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
05-03-2017
-
Windows
09-01-2017
2.84
Intel Mac up to 10.8
05-03-2017
-
Intel Mac 10.9 or later
Western Digital
NearlineReWD4000FYYZ3.5"4TB
NearlineReWD4000FYYZ - 01UL1B13.5"4TB
NearlineReWD3000FYYZ3.5"3TB
NearlineReWD2000FYYZ3.5"2TB
NearlineReWD1003FBYZ3.5"1TB
NearlineReWD1003FBYZ - 010FB03.5"1TB
NearlineSeWD4000F9YZ3.5"4TB
NearlineSeWD4000F9YZ - 09N20L03.5"4TB
NearlineSeWD3000F9YZ3.5"3TB
NearlineSeWD2000F9YZ3.5"2TB
NearlineSeWD1002F9YZ3.5"1TB
NearlineSeWD1002F9YZ - 09H1JL03.5"1TB
NASRed ProWD4003FFBX - 68MU3N03.5"4TB
NASRed ProWD4001FFSX3.5"4TB
NASRed ProWD3001FFSX3.5"3TB
NASRed ProWD2001FFSX3.5"2TB
NASRedWD40EFRX3.5"4TB
NASRedWD40EFRX - 68WT0N03.5"4TB
NASRedWD30EFRX3.5"3TB
NASRedWD30EFRX - 68EUZN03.5"3TB
NASRedWD20EFRX3.5"2TB
NASRedWD20EFRX - 68AX9N03.5"2TB
NASRedWD20EFRX - 68EUZN03.5"2TB
NASRedWD10EFRX3.5"1TB
NASRedWD10EFRX - 68JCSN03.5"1TB
NASRedWD10EFRX - 68PJCN03.5"1TB
NASRedWD10JFCX - 68N6GN02.5"1TB
NASRedWD7500BFCX2.5"750GB
SurveillancePurpleWD40PURX3.5"4TB
SurveillancePurpleWD40PURX - 64GVNY03.5"4TB
SurveillancePurpleWD30PURX3.5"3TB
SurveillancePurpleWD20PURX3.5"2TB
SurveillancePurpleWD10PURX3.5"1TB
PCGreenWD40EZRX3.5"4TB
PCGreenWD40EZRX - 00SPEB03.5"4TB
PCGreenWD30EZRX3.5"3TB
PCGreenWD30EZRX - 00D8PB03.5"3TB
PCGreenWD20EZRX3.5"2TB
PCGreenWD20EZRX - 00D8PB03.5"2TB
PCGreenWD15EZRX - 00DC0B03.5"1.5TB
PCGreenWD10EZRX3.5"1TB
PCCaviar BlackWD1001FALS - 00J7B03.5"1TB
PCBlackWD4003FZEX - 00Z4SA03.5"4TB
PCBlackWD3003FZEX3.5"3TB
PCBlackWD2003FZEX3.5"2TB
PCBlackWD1003FZEX - 00MK2A03.5"1TB
PCBlackWD3001FAEX - 00MJRA03.5"3TB
PCGreenWD20NPVX2.5"2TB
PCBlueWD10JPVX2.5"1TB
PCBlueWD5000LPVX2.5"500GB
Seagate
Nearline600 Pro SSDST480FP00212.5"480GB
Nearline600 Pro SSDST400FP00212.5"400GB
Nearline600 Pro SSDST240FP00212.5"240GB
Nearline600 Pro SSDST200FP00212.5"200GB
NearlineConstellation.2ST9500620NS2.5"500GB
NearlineConstellation.2ST91000640NS2.5"1TB
PCDesktop HDDST4000DM0003.5"4TB
PCDesktop HDDST3000DM0013.5"3TB
PCDesktop HDDST2000DM0013.5"2TB
PCDesktop HDDST1000DM0033.5"1TB
NASIronWolfST3000VN007 - 2E41663.5"3TB
NASIronWolfST2000VN004 - 2E41643.5"2TB
PCLaptop Thin HDDST500LT0122.5"500GB
PCMobile HDD (Spinpoint M8)ST500LM0122.5"500GB
PCMobile HDD (Spinpoint M8)ST1000LM0242.5"1TB
PCMobile HDD (Spinpoint M9T)ST2000LM0032.5"2TB
NASNAS HDDST4000VN003 - 1T51683.5"4TB
NASNAS HDDST4000VN000 - 1H41683.5"4TB
NASNAS HDDST4000VN0003.5"4TB
NASNAS HDDST3000VN000 - 1HJ1663.5"3TB
NASNAS HDDST3000VN000 - 1H41673.5"3TB
NASNAS HDDST3000VN0003.5"3TB
NASNAS HDDST2000VN001 - 1T41643.5"2TB
NASNAS HDDST2000VN000 - 1HJ1643.5"2TB
NASNAS HDDST2000VN000 - 1H31643.5"2TB
NASNAS HDDST2000VN0003.5"2TB
SurveillancePipeline HDST2000VM003 - 1ET1643.5"2TB
SurveillancePipeline HDST2000VM003 - 1CT1643.5"2TB
SurveillancePipeline HDST1000VM002 - 1ET1623.5"1TB
SurveillancePipeline HDST1000VM002 - 1CT1623.5"1TB
SurveillanceSkyHawkST3000VX010 - 2E31663.5"3TB
SurveillanceSkyHawkST2000VX008 - 2E31643.5"2TB
SurveillanceSkyHawkST1000VX005 - 2E31623.5"1TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST4000VX002 - 1RT1683.5"4TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST4000VX000 - 1F41683.5"4TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST4000VX0003.5"4TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST3000VX006 - 1HH1663.5"3TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST3000VX005 - 1TD1663.5"3TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST3000VX004 - 1RU1663.5"3TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST3000VX0023.5"3TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST3000VX000 - 1ES1663.5"3TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST3000VX0003.5"3TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST2000VX005 - 1TD1643.5"2TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST2000VX003 - 1HH1643.5"2TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST2000VX0003.5"2TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST1000VX003 - 1TD1623.5"1TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST1000VX001 - 1HH1623.5"1TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST1000VX0003.5"1TB
NearlineTerascale HDDST4000NC001 - 1FS1683.5"4TB
NearlineTerascale HDD ISEST4000NC0003.5"4TB
SurveillanceVideo HDDST4000VM000 - 1F31683.5"4TB
SurveillanceVideo HDDST3000VM002 - 1ET1663.5"3TB
HGST
NearlineUltrastar 7K4000HUS724040ALA6403.5"4TB
NearlineUltrastar 7K4000HUS724030ALA6403.5"3TB
NearlineUltrastar 7K4000HUS724020ALA6403.5"2TB
NearlineUltrastar 7K4000HUS724040ALE640 (0F14683)3.5"4TB
NearlineUltrastar 7K6000HUS726040ALE6103.5"4TB
NearlineUltrastar 7K6000HUS726020ALE6103.5"2TB
NearlineMegascale DCHMS5C4040BLE6403.5"4TB
NASDeskstar NASHDN724040ALE6403.5"4TB
NASDeskstar NASHDN724030ALE6403.5"3TB
NASDeskstar NASH3IKNAS40003272SA (0S03666)3.5"4TB
NASDeskstar NASH3IKNAS40003272SE (0S03665)3.5"4TB
NASDeskstar NASH3IKNAS40003272SJ (0S03667)3.5"4TB
NASDeskstar NASH3IKNAS40003272SN (0S03664)3.5"4TB
NASDeskstar NASH3IKNAS30003272SA (0S03662)3.5"3TB
NASDeskstar NASH3IKNAS30003272SE (0S03661)3.5"3TB
NASDeskstar NASH3IKNAS30003272SJ (0S03663)3.5"3TB
NASDeskstar NASH3IKNAS30003272SN (0S03660)3.5"3TB
PCDeskstarHDS724040ALE6403.5"4TB
PCTravelstarHTS541010A7E6302.5"1TB
PCTravelstarHTS545050A7E3802.5"500GB
PCTravelstarHTS541010A9E6802.5"1TB
Toshiba
NearlineEnterprise CapacityMG04ACA400E3.5"4TB
NearlineEnterprise CapacityMG04ACA300E3.5"3TB
NearlineEnterprise CapacityMG04ACA300A3.5"3TB
NearlineEnterprise CapacityMG04ACA200E3.5"2TB
NearlineEnterprise CapacityMG04ACA200A3.5"2TB
NearlineEnterprise CloudMC04ACA400E3.5"4TB
PCGeneric Data HDDMD04ACA4003.5"4TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDMD03ACA400V3.5"4TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDMD03ACA300V3.5"3TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDMD03ACA200V3.5"2TB
PCDesktop HDDDT01ACA3003.5"3TB
PCDesktop HDDDT01ACA2003.5"2TB
PCDesktop HDDDT01ACA1003.5"1TB
PCDesktop HDDMQ01ABB2002.5"2TB
PCMobile HDDMQ01ABD1002.5"1TB
PCMobile Thin HDDMQ01ABF0502.5"500GB
Samsung
PC850 EVOMZ-75E1T02.5"1TB
PC850 EVOMZ-75E5002.5"500GB
PC850 EVOMZ-75E2502.5"250GB
PC850 EVOMZ-75E1202.5"120GB


Information
  • All listed HDD have SATA III (Gbs) interface.
  • Buffalo recommends using the same product model in all populated bays.
  • Original data saved on the added drive(s) will be deleted.
  • Previously used Hard Drives might have different partition sizes. Please delete all existing partitions prior to use.
  • Firmware updates require at least one installed Hard Drive.
  • Although most SATA interface Hard Drives will work with Buffalo LinkStations and TeraStations, Hard Drives listed here were tested for functionality and are therefore recommended. Please only use HDD with CE certification.

Note
    LS441DE maximum capacity is 16TB.