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LinkStation™ 420 DS NVR

8-Channel Network Video Recorder

2-Bay Business NAS

 

Buffalo Technology, together with Axis Communications, now offer a complete end-to-end SOHO and prosumer surveillance solution: Buffalo’s LinkStation 420 Network Video Recorder series (LS420DS) is Axis-qualified and comes pre-installed with award winning Axis Camera Companion software.

The LS420DS delivers Buffalo’s high-performance hardware and architecture fully populated with high-quality WD Red hard drives. Combined with Axis Camera Companion users get plug-and-play, seamless, drop-in installation for Network Video Recording in 20 minutes – or less!

The full solution can be completed by adding up to 8 Axis cameras: Thus giving SOHOs and prosumers a complete rock-solid, Axis qualified solution, as well as warranty and Buffalo’s expert technical support all from one hand.

Network surveillance with more than 8 cameras? Buffalo recommends the TeraStation NVR (TS5200DS).

2TB  LS420D0202S-EU
4TB  LS420D0402S-EU

Plug-and-play and one-click camera setup

Axis Camera

The LinkStation 420 NVR delivers Buffalo’s high-performance hardware and architecture fully populated with high-quality WD Red hard drives, optimized for NAS. Combined with Axis Camera Companion users get plug-and-play, seamless, drop-in installation for Network Video Recording in 20 minutes – or less!

AXIS® Camera Companion

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AXIS® Camera management and video storage solution: one-click setup for easy management and archiving, up to 8 HD Axis cameras (30fps) supported, no additional licenses needed. Also compatible with mobile viewing apps from Axis partners.

Scalable solution

The LinkStation 420 NVR is a scalable solution and can grow as your surveillance needs change supporting up to 8 HD Axis cameras running at 30fps. Fewer cameras to start? No problem: Cameras can be added at any time with no additional license fees.

LinkStation 420 NVR features

LinkStation™ 420 NVR features redundant storage components for continued operation if failures occur, ensuring maximum reliability and uptime. This advanced RAID 1 technology is completely automated and preconfigured, offering immediate faulttolerance out of the box.

Record and playback video

With AXIS Camera Companion, LinkStation 420 NVR can record and playback video from any Axis network camera and users can view videos at anytime and anywhere with third party iOS and Android mobile apps. Setup is simple, requiring no complicated installation or network configurations.

Recording Time Table

VIP service included

VIP warranty logo

3 years warranty, 24h HDD exchange

If ever you need to replace a hard disk drive (HDD), prepayment is no longer necessary and if the order is placed before 12 pm and in stock, shipment is dispatched the same day with a 24-hour delivery. 3 years with every TeraStation and LinkStation NVR. Valid within EU. (For other destinations, additional shipping time may occur). Read More >

Do you have a defective drive? Contact our technical support.

AXIS® Camera Companion

Management and video storage solution: one-click setup for easy management and archiving, up to 8 HD Axis cameras (30fps) supported, no additional licenses needed. Also compatible with mobile viewing apps from Axis partners. More information >

DDR3 memory

512MB of fast DDR3 memory installed.

RAID support

Three operational modes: RAID 0, 1 and JBOD (unit shipped in RAID 1)

Buffalo's Web Access Technology

Buffalo's unique Web Access feature allows you to easily access and share your photos, music files, and videos stored on your Buffalo NAS with anyone who has access to the Internet. No special software is required. Simply send a link via e-mail to your friends and family so they can securely access the files you've selected for them to see.

Gigabit Ethernet port 10/100/1000

Gigabit Ethernet port enabled for high-speed network connectivity.

Quick and easy setup

The LinkStation 420 NVR is easy to configure and install with its simple, web-based interface.

Restricted network access

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

USB port

Expand storage by adding a USB hard drive via the USB port.

Active Directory Support

Works as a client in an Active Directory domain allowing the LinkStation 420 NVR to utilise the domain users and groups.

Backup for LinkStations

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

VIP service included

If ever you need to replace a hard disk drive (HDD), prepayment is no longer necessary and if the order is placed before 12 pm and in stock, shipment is dispatched the same day with a 24-hour delivery. 3 Years Warranty with every TeraStation and LinkStation NVR. Valid within EU. For other destinations, additional shipping time may occur.

Hardware System
Form Factor
Desktop
CPU Type
Marvell ARMADA 370 ARM (Dual Issue)
CPU Speed
1.2GHz
RAM
DDR3 512MB
Drive Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Installed OS
Linux
Internal Hard Drives
Number of Bays
2
Total Capacity
2TB, 4TB
Supported HDD Capacities
1TB, 2TB
LAN Interface
Connector Type
RJ-45 
LAN Ports
1
Max Transmission Rate
10/100/1000 Mbps
USB Interface
USB 2.0 Ports
1
Connector Type
USB Type A
Max Transmission Rate
Max: 480 Mb/s
Software System
Supported RAID Levels
JBOD, 0, 1
Hot Swap
No
Hot Spare
No
Video Surveillance Package
AXIS® Camera Companion management and video storage solution: one-click setup for easy management and archiving, up to 8 HD Axis cameras (30fps) supported, no additional licenses needed. Also compatible with mobile viewing apps from Axis partners.
User Quota
Space limitation for users/groups
Protocol Support
Networking
TCP/IP
File Sharing
CIFS/SMB, AFP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP
Active Directory support
Yes
Active Directory Integration
LDAP
Management
HTTP/HTTPS
Time Synchronization
NTP  
Camera
RTSP
Backup
Backup Software
Built-in backup to USB storage or other Buffalo NAS based on rsync
Apple Time Machine®
Yes
Remote Access
Web UI
via HTTP/HTTPS
FTP Server
via FTP
WebAccess
WebAccess a convenient solution for file access, also available for Smartphones and Tablets
Other
Client OS
Windows® 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista; Server 2012 / 2008 R2 / 2008 / 2003 R2 / 2003; Mac OS® X 10.7 and later*
Dimensions
87 x 205 x 128mm
Weight
Approx. 2.4Kg
Operating Environment
5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power Supply
External AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption (operation, typical)
Average 25 Watts
Power Management System
Yes
Support
Standard Warranty 3 years, 24 hour HDD exchange, Technical Support Hotline
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* Axis environment can be used with Windows clients only.
Product Part Numbers
Product Code
LS420D0202S-EU - 2TB
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LS420D0402S-EU - 4TB
Note
1TB = 1, 000, 000, 000, 000Bytes. Actual data throughput will vary depending upon environment factor.

Manuals / Setup / Latest Product Information

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

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
22-10-2014
Windows
User guide for Axis Camera setup

CD Images

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
19-01-2015
1.00
Windows
For supported OS see release notes
22-10-2014
1.00
Windows
22-10-2014
1.00
Mac OS X
For supported OS see release notes
22-10-2014
1.00
Mac OS X

Firmware

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
19-01-2015
1.52
Windows
For supported OS and new features see release notes.
22-10-2014
1.52
Windows
22-10-2014
1.52
Intel Mac
For supported OS see release notes
22-10-2014
1.52

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