LS-WSXL/R1 : LinkStation™ Mini

This storage solution fits in your hand. 2-bay consumer NAS.

Product Data Sheet

LS-WSXL/R1 : LinkStation™ Mini

This storage solution fits in your hand. 2-bay consumer NAS.

The Buffalo LinkStation™ Mini (LS-WSXL) is the first Network Attached Storage (NAS) product in the world to use 2.5” hard disks. So small and compact that it fits snugly into your palm! With features such as 60% lower power consumption and fanless operation, the LinkStation™ Mini is the ideal eco-friendly and quiet NAS for home users.

CPU Speed



DDR2 128MB

Number of Bays


Supported RAID Levels

JBOD, 0, 1

This cloud is purely private

Protect your privacy with no monthly fees. Set up LinkStation™ wherever you want and store your data in your private cloud. If you set up LinkStation™ at home, then this is your private cloud. You can access your media files via all private DLNA devices (TV, game consoles, laptops, tablets, network audio players).

  • Large capacity
  • No size limit for individual files
  • No size limit for the daily volume

WebAccess – free apps and access from anywhere with just one click

With Buffalo’s free WebAccess service, users can set up a private cloud on the go that allows them to conveniently access or share their data over the Internet from anywhere. All you need is a smartphone or tablet and the free app from Buffalo for iOS, Windows or Android – and you can access all of your digital assets stored on LinkStation™ Buffalo’s LinkStation™ can also stream up to four HD movies simultaneously, so that all family members can watch their favorite movie at the same time on their own device.

Music lovers, listeners and audiophiles: This LinkStation series is ready for your music library

  • Global pioneer! Direct Stream Digital (DSD) Playback: Stream high-end audio files without quality loss.
  • Buffalo works with major audio device manufacturers to ensure compatibility between the LinkStation and network-capable AV receivers, network players and streamers.
  • Buffalo’s LinkStation DSD playback uses both DSD-owned and DSD-over-PCM devices for Universal Plug-n-Play*.
  • The slim cabinet design has been optimized for quiet operation that does not affect music playback:
    • A special cooling fan developed in Japan uses plain bearings.
    • Hard drive bays contain a metal spring for additional stability.

Direct transmission of multimedia files

The Direct Copy function automatically transfers media files from your digital camera or camcorder to your LinkStation™ website.

Integrated BitTorrent client

Download large media files directly to your LinkStation™ without turning on your PC, thanks to the integrated BitTorrent™ client. The BitTorrent™ client is based on the BitTorrent™ protocol, which regulates the exchange of large files over the Internet.

Restricted network access

Set access restrictions at group and user level to protect your data.

Gigabit Ethernet connection

The integrated Ethernet connection with 10/100/1000 Mbit/s provides high-speed network connections.

Back up all data

Users can back up data content on up to five computers for personal or business use. Windows PCs use the award-winning NovaBACKUP® Buffalo Edition, while Mac computers use Time Machine®: Now nothing more stands in the way of data backup from several clients!

Quick and easy installation

Our Buffalo devices are easy to install and configure using a simple web-based interface.

Hardware System

CPU Type
Marvell 88F5182 ARM
CPU Speed
DDR2 128MB
Drive Interface
SATA 1, 1.5Gb/s

Internal Hard Drives

Number of Bays
Total Capacity
1TB, 2TB
Supported HDD Capacities
500GB, 1.0TB

LAN Interface

Standard Compliance
IEEE802.3ab/IEEE802.3u/IEEE802.3 Standard
Connector Type
LAN Ports
Max Transmission Rate
10/100/1000 Mbps

USB Interface

Connector Type
USB Type A
USB 2.0 Ports
Max Transmission Rate
Max: 480 Mb/s


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
40 x 82 x 135mm
Operating Environment
5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power Supply
External AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption (max.)
Power Management System
DLNA™ Media Server
Apple Bonjour®
iTunes® Integration
Available Colours
Black, White

Software System

Supported RAID Levels
JBOD, 0, 1

Protocol Support

TCP/IP, AppleTalk
File Sharing
Active Directory support


Backup Software
NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition

Remote Access


Product Part Numbers

Product Code
LS-WSX1.0TL/R1EU - Black 1TB, LS-WSX2.0TL/R1EU - Black 2TB, LS-WSX1.0TLR1WHE - White 1TB, LS-WSX2.0TLR1WHE - White 2TB
Note: 1TB = 1, 000, 000, 000, 000Bytes. Actual data throughput will vary depending upon environment factor.
GPL delivery guide lines All 15-12-2011
User Manual All 11-11-2011
Online manual's All 11-11-2011
DTCP-IP Media server update All 09-12-2010
User Manual All 25-02-2010
DoC All 25-02-2010
User Manual All 15-12-2009
Release notes 1.74 Intel Mac 05-02-2018
Release notes 1.74 Windows 05-02-2018
Firmware updater 1.74 Intel Mac 05-02-2018
Firmware updater 1.74 Windows 05-02-2018
NAS Navigator 2.84 Intel Mac up to 10.8 30-03-2016
Security Level change tool 1.13 Windows 8 / 7 / Vista, Server 2012/R2 / 2008/R2 / 2003/R2 Tool for Changing the File-sharing Security Level 16-12-2013
NAS Navigator Intel Mac 10.9 to 10.12 Mac OS 10.13 or later, use the Mac App Store --
NAS Navigator Windows --
CD Images
Release notes 3.20 Intel Mac 16-12-2013
LinkNavigator 3.20 Intel Mac 16-12-2013
Release notes 3.20 Windows 16-12-2013
LinkNavigator 3.20 Windows 16-12-2013