LinkStation™ 220DR

The first LinkStation with WD Red. 2-bay NAS for extra Reliability and Performance.

Product Data Sheet

LinkStation™ 220DR

The first LinkStation with WD Red. 2-bay NAS for extra Reliability and Performance.

Buffalo’s LinkStation™ 220DR combines an incredibly easy User Interface with the convenience, security and capacity of dual-bay, RAID-ready Network Attached Storage. The LS220DR is affordable, fast and primed for intensive data storage tasks. It’s pre-configured and can even be set up via Smartphones with a new mobileoptimised and intuitive interface. Buffalo’s LS220DR is a 2-bay Network Attached Storage device available with 2, 4, 6, or 8TB capacity.

CPU Speed



DDR3 256MB

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.

3 year warranty

This product has a standard warranty of 3 years. Check for other possibilities of warranty extension.

Equipped with reliable NAS HDDs

This series is completely equipped with special NAS hard drives – for even more performance and reliability in RAID and continuous operation.

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.

Direct transmission of multimedia files

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

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.

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.

Hardware System

Form factor
CPU Type
Marvell ARMADA 370 ARM (Dual Issue)
CPU Speed
Read: 100+MB/s* Write: 50+MB/s (Direct Gigabit Network Connection. Network file sharing protocol : SMB1.0)
DDR3 256MB
Drive Interface
SATA 3Gb/s

Internal Hard Drives

Number of Drives
Type of Drive
Number of Bays
Total Capacity
2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB
Supported HDD Capacities
1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB

LAN Interface

Standard Compliance
IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3u / IEEE802.3 Standard
Connector Type
RJ-45 8-pin (auto MDI-X)
LAN Ports
Max Transmission Rate
10/100/1000 Mbps (auto sensing)

USB Interface

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


Client OS
Windows 10, 8.1, 7 macOS 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11 iOS 10 or later Android 4.4 or later
1.7 kg
Operating Environment
5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power Supply
External AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption (operation, typical)
19 Watts
Power Consumption (standby)
13 Watts
Power Consumption in sleep mode
0.9 Watts
iTunes® Integration
Available Colours

Software System

Supported RAID Levels
JBOD, 0, 1

Protocol Support

File Sharing
Protocol Support
Active Directory support
Time Synchronization

Remote Access


Product Part Numbers

Product Code
LS220DR0202-EU LS220DR0402-EU LS220DR0602-EU LS220DR0802-EU
2 clients; for more than 2 active clients we recommend the LinkStation 500 series
Manuals / Setup / Latest Product Information
Documentation & Software 24-04-2017
Release notes 1.75 Windows Française 17-06-2020
Release notes 1.75 Intel Mac Française 17-06-2020
Release notes 1.75 Intel Mac English 17-06-2020
Release notes 1.75 Windows English 17-06-2020
Firmware updater 1.75 Intel Mac 17-06-2020
Firmware updater 1.75 Windows 17-06-2020
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 1.10 Intel Mac 20-03-2014
Release notes 1.10 Windows 20-03-2014
LinkNavigator 1.10 Intel Mac 20-03-2014
LinkNavigator 1.10 Windows 20-03-2014