LinkStation™ 510

Network Attached Storage: Fast Forward. 1-Bay Consumer NAS.

Product Data Sheet

LinkStation™ 510

Network Attached Storage: Fast Forward. 1-Bay Consumer NAS.

Buffalo’s LinkStation™ 510D series is a customisable, large capacity Network Attached Storage solution with great flexibility. The LS510D 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 LS510 makes intensive data storage tasks easy – and backups are also easy with NovaStor’s NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition for PC, or TimeMachine for Mac. LS510 users will enjoy its intuitive and quick interface and expanded power control features include on/off scheduling, Wake on LAN, and HDD spin down, all of which enable the LS510 to stop working when you do and greatly lessen its power consumption. Buffalo’s LS510 is also DLNA compatible and works with Buffalo’s WebAccess and 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’s LS510 series is a one bay Network Attached Storage device available fully populated with 2, 3, or 4 TB capacity.

CPU Speed



DDR3 256MB

Number of Bays


Number of Bays


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

Form factor
CPU Type
Realtek RTD1195N (Dual Core)
CPU Speed
100+ MB/s
DDR3 256MB
Drive Interface
SATA 3Gb/s

Internal Hard Drives

Number of Bays
Total Capacity
2TB, 3TB, 4TB

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
USB 3.0 Ports
Max Transmission Rate
Max: 5 Gb/s


Client OS
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7; Mac OS X 10.7 or later
45 x 128 x 205 mm
1.3 kg
Box contents
LinkStation 520, Setup CD-ROM, Quick Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable, AC Adapter, Warranty Statement
Operating Environment
5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power Consumption (operation, typical)
9.2 Watts
Power Consumption (standby)
2.7 Watts
Power Consumption in sleep mode
0.42 Watts
Redundant Power Supply
External AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
DLNA™ Media Server
Apple Bonjour®
iTunes® Integration
Available Colours

Protocol Support

File Sharing
Active Directory support
Time Synchronization


Backup Software
NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition

Remote Access


Product Part Numbers

Product Code
LS510D0201-EU - 2TB, LS510D0301-EU - 3TB, LS510D0401-EU - 4TB
* Some included optional utilities are not supported.
Manuals / Setup / Latest Product Information
Documentation & Software 24-04-2017
Release notes 4.50 All Française 07-01-2020
Release notes 4.50 All English 07-01-2020
Firmware updater 4.50 All 07-01-2020
NAS Navigator 2.84 Intel Mac up to 10.8 30-03-2016
NAS Navigator Intel Mac 10.9 to 10.12 Mac OS 10.13 or later, use the Mac App Store --
NAS Navigator Windows --