LinkStation™ 520

Network Attached Storage: Fast Forward. 2-bay consumer NAS.

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LinkStation™ 520

Network Attached Storage: Fast Forward. 2-bay consumer NAS.

Buffalo™ Technology’s LinkStation™ 520D series is a customisable, large capacity Network Attached Storage solution with great flexibility. The LS520D 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 LS520 makes intensive data storage tasks easy, and users can choose from RAID (Linear/0/1) support for customised capacity and redundancy according to their specific needs. Backups are also made easy with NovaStor’s NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition for PC, or TimeMachine for Mac. LS520 users will enjoy its intuitive and quick interface and expanded power control features which include on/off scheduling, Wake on LAN, and HDD spin down. Thus enabling the LS520 to stop working when you do and greatly lessen its power consumption. Buffalo’s LS520 is also DLNA compatible and works with 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™ Technology’s LS520D series is a two bay Network Attached Storage available fully populated with 2, 4, 6, or 8TB capacity.

CPU Speed

1.0GHz

RAM

DDR3 256MB

Number of Bays

2

Supported RAID Levels

0, 1, Linear

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.

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

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
Desktop
CPU Type
Realtek RTD1195N (Dual Core)
CPU Speed
1.0GHz
Performance
110+MB/s
RAM
DDR3 256MB
Drive Interface
SATA 3Gb/s

Internal Hard Drives

Number of Bays
2
Total Capacity
Enclosure, 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB
Supported HDD Capacities
1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB, 8TB

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

Connector Type
USB type A
USB 3.0 Ports
1
Max Transmission Rate
Max: 5 Gb/s

Other

Client OS
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7; Mac OS X 10.7 or later
Dimensions
87x126x205mm
Weight
≈ 2.5 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 Supply
External AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption (operation, typical)
17.8 Watts
Power Consumption (standby)
3.9 Watts
Power Consumption in sleep mode
0.6 Watts
Power Management System
Yes
DLNA™ Media Server
Yes
BitTorrent™
Yes
Apple Bonjour®
Yes
iTunes® Integration
Yes
Available Colours
Black

Software System

Supported RAID Levels
0, 1, Linear

Protocol Support

Networking
TCP/IP
File Sharing
CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
Management
HTTP
Time Synchronization
NTP

Backup

Backup Software
NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition

Remote Access

WebAccess
Yes

Product Part Numbers

Product Code
LS520DE-EU - 0TB, LS520D0202-EU - 2TB, LS520D0402-EU - 4TB, LS520D0602-EU - 6TB, LS520D0802-EU - 8TB
Note
* Some included optional utilities are not supported.
Manuals / Setup / Latest Product Information
Documentation & Software 24-04-2017
Firmware
Release notes 4.40 All 25-07-2018
Firmware updater 4.40 All 25-07-2018
Utilities
NAS Navigator 2.84 Intel Mac up to 10.8 30-03-2016
NAS Navigator Intel Mac 10.9 or later --
NAS Navigator Windows --
Western Digital
NAS
Red Pro
WD8003FFBX - 68B9AN0
3.5"
8TB
NAS
Red Pro
WD8001FFWX - 68J1UN0
3.5"
8TB
NAS
Red Pro
WD6003FFBX - 68MU3N0
3.5"
6TB
NAS
Red Pro
WD6002FFWX - 68TZ4N0
3.5"
6TB
NAS
Red Pro
WD4003FFBX - 68MU3N0
3.5"
4TB
NAS
Red Pro
WD4002FFWX
3.5"
4TB
NAS
Red
WD80EFZX - 68UW8N0
3.5"
8TB
NAS
Red
WD80EFZX - 68UW8N0
3.5"
6TB
NAS
Red
WD50EFRX - 68MYMN0
3.5"
5TB
NAS
Red
WD40EFRX
3.5"
4TB
NAS
Red
WD40EFRX - 68WT0N0
3.5"
4TB
NAS
Red
WD30EFRX
3.5"
3TB
NAS
Red
WD30EFRX - 68EUZN0
3.5"
3TB
NAS
Red
WD20EFRX
3.5"
2TB
NAS
Red
WD20EFRX - 68AX9N0
3.5"
2TB
NAS
Red
WD20EFRX - 68EUZN0
3.5"
2TB
NAS
Red
WD10EFRX
3.5"
1TB
NAS
Red
WD10EFRX - 68FYTN0
3.5"
1TB
NAS
Red
WD10JFCX - 68N6GN0
2.5"
1TB
NAS
Red
WD7500BFCX
2.5"
750GB
Surveillance
Purple
WD60PURX - 64T0ZY0
3.5"
6TB
Surveillance
Purple
WD50PURX
3.5"
5TB
Surveillance
Purple
WD40PURX
3.5"
4TB
Surveillance
Purple
WD30PURX
3.5"
3TB
Surveillance
Purple
WD20PURX
3.5"
2TB
Surveillance
Purple
WD10PURX
3.5"
1TB
PC
Green
WD60EZRX - 00MVLB1
3.5"
6TB
PC
Green
WD40EZRX
3.5"
4TB
PC
Green
WD40EZRX - 00SPEB0
3.5"
4TB
PC
Green
WD30EZRX
3.5"
3TB
PC
Green
WD30EZRX - 00D8PB0
3.5"
3TB
PC
Green
WD20EZRX
3.5"
2TB
PC
Green
WD20EZRX - 00D8PB0
3.5"
2TB
PC
Green
WD10EZRX
3.5"
1TB
PC
Black
WD4003FZEX - 00Z4SA0
3.5"
4TB
PC
Black
WD3003FZEX
3.5"
3TB
PC
Black
WD2003FZEX
3.5"
2TB
PC
Black
WD1003FZEX - 00MK2A0
3.5"
1TB
PC
Black
WD3001FAEX - 00MJRA0
3.5"
3TB
PC
Blue
WD5000LPVX
2.5"
500GB
Seagate
Nearline
Archive HDD
ST8000AS0002 - 1NA17Z
3.5"
8TB
Nearline
Archive HDD
ST8000AS0012
3.5"
8TB
Nearline
Archive HDD
ST6000AS0002
3.5"
6TB
Nearline
Archive HDD
ST6000AS0012
3.5"
6TB
Nearline
Enterprise Capacity
ST5000NM0084
3.5"
5TB
Nearline
Terascale HDD ISE
ST3000NC000 - 1CX166
3.5"
3TB
NAS
IronWolf Pro
ST4000NE0025 - 2EW107
3.5"
4TB
NAS
IronWolf
ST8000VN0022 - 2EL112
3.5"
8TB
NAS
IronWolf
ST3000VN007 - 2E4166
3.5"
3TB
NAS
IronWolf
ST2000VN004 - 2E4164
3.5"
2TB
NAS
NAS HDD
ST8000VN0002 - 1Z8112
3.5"
8TB
NAS
NAS HDD
ST8000VN0012 - 1Z9112
3.5"
8TB
NAS
NAS HDD
ST4000VN000
3.5"
4TB
NAS
NAS HDD
ST4000VN000 - 1H4168
3.5"
4TB
NAS
NAS HDD
ST3000VN000
3.5"
3TB
NAS
NAS HDD
ST3000VN000 - 1H4167
3.5"
3TB
NAS
NAS HDD
ST3000VN000 - 1HJ166
3.5"
3TB
NAS
NAS HDD
ST2000VN000
3.5"
2TB
NAS
NAS HDD
ST2000VN000 - 1H3164
3.5"
2TB
NAS
NAS HDD
ST2000VN000 - 1HJ164
3.5"
2TB
Surveillance
SkyHawk
ST6000VX0023 - 2EF110
3.5"
6TB
Surveillance
Surveillance HDD
ST4000VX000
3.5"
4TB
Surveillance
Surveillance HDD
ST4000VX000 - 1F4168
3.5"
4TB
Surveillance
Surveillance HDD
ST3000VX000
3.5"
3TB
Surveillance
Surveillance HDD
ST2000VX000
3.5"
2TB
Surveillance
Surveillance HDD
ST1000VX000
3.5"
1TB
PC
BarraCuda Pro
ST8000DM005 - 2EH112
3.5"
8TB
PC
Desktop HDD
ST4000DM000
3.5"
4TB
PC
Desktop HDD
ST3000DM001
3.5"
3TB
PC
Desktop HDD
ST2000DM001
3.5"
2TB
PC
Desktop HDD
ST1000DM003
3.5"
1TB
PC
BarraCuda 2.5
ST5000LM000 - 2AN170
2.5"
5TB
HGST
Nearline
Ultrastar He8
HUH728080ALE600
3.5"
8TB
Nearline
Ultrastar 7K4000
HUS724040ALA640
3.5"
4TB
Nearline
Ultrastar 7K4000
HUS724030ALA640
3.5"
3TB
Nearline
Ultrastar 7K4000
HUS724020ALA640
3.5"
2TB
Nearline
Ultrastar 7K4000
HUS724040ALE640 (0F14683)
3.5"
4TB
NAS
Deskstar NAS
HDN724040ALE640
3.5"
4TB
NAS
Deskstar NAS
HDN724030ALE640
3.5"
3TB
PC
Travelstar
HTS541010A7E630
2.5"
1TB
PC
Travelstar
HTS545050A7E380
2.5"
500GB
Toshiba
PC
Generic Data HDD
MD04ACA400
3.5"
4TB
PC
Desktop HDD
DT01ACA300
3.5"
3TB
PC
Desktop HDD
DT01ACA100
3.5"
1TB
PC
Desktop HDD
MQ01ABB200
2.5"
2TB
PC
Mobile HDD
MQ01ABD100
2.5"
1TB
PC
Mobile Thin HDD
MQ01ABF050
2.5"
500GB