LinkStation 520

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LinkStation™ 520

Network Attached Storage:
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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.

0TB  LS520DE-EU
2TB  LS520D0202-EU
4TB  LS520D0402-EU
6TB  LS520D0602-EU
8TB  LS520D0802-EU

Sorry NSA – The Truly Private Cloud

Buffalo’s Private Cloud solution ensures your privacy and comes without any monthly fees. With a private cloud users’ data stays protected in the physical location of your device – not off-site in a third party’s data centre. And with Buffalo’s free mobile and tablet Apps, or any web browser, your data is accessible and just a couple keystrokes away.

  • Big capacity
  • No size limitation for each file
  • No transfer size limitation per day

WebAccess - Free Apps and One-click Access from Anywhere

While on the go, Buffalo's free WebAccess service allows users to create a private cloud for easy remote access and file sharing with anyone, anywhere over the Internet. All you need is a Smartphone or tablet and Buffalo's free iOS, Windows or Android app to enjoy full access to the digital assets you keep on your LinkStation™ 520.

Organize Your Life

Ideal for home users, the new LinkStation 520 Series provides simple network storage and backup and offers an assortment of features, allowing users to store, organize, access and stream media files from any computer, smartphone or tablet.

Buffalo’s new LinkStation™ can also stream up to 4 HD films simultaneously allowing each family member to watch their favourite film, on their own device, at the same time.

NovaBACKUP® Buffalo Edition for PC

Provides simple and secure shared storage and backup for PCs and mobile devices on a home network -- up to five PCs! Try Award-winning NovaBACKUP®.

Backup for multiple Mac computers

Fast Forward: New Interface

LS520 users will enjoy its intuitive and quick interface (click to enlarge).

Home_UI_FW3_0
Home
LS520D_Preferences
LS520D Preferences
LS520D UI
Applications
Disk Manager
Disk Manager
Shares
shares
Disk Information
Disk Information

Powerful backup NovaBACKUP

The LinkStation™ 520 is bundled with five licenses of NovaBACKUP® Buffalo Edition. NovaBACKUP® automatically backs up your personal documents along with your favorite photos, music and videos, and protects your data on workstations locally and online. Regardless of theft, user error or hardware failure, NovaBACKUP® keeps your data secure. Learn more about this award winning software.

Built-in BitTorrent

Download media files directly to your LinkStation™ 520 without having to power up your PC with the built-in BitTorrent™ client. A BitTorrent™ client is a programme that uses the BitTorrent™ protocol to manage large file downloads and uploads over the Internet.

Gigabit Ethernet port 10/100/1000

Gigabit Ethernet port enabled for high-speed network connectivity.

Restricted access

Set User access and security levels to protect data.

Seamlessly Wired to iTunes

Access music files stored on your LinkStation™ with iTunes software.

Backup for multiple Mac computers

Supports Apple Time Machine - for backing up multiple Mac computers.

Hardware System
CPU Type
Realtek RTD1195N (Dual Core)
CPU Speed
1.0GHz
Performance
110+MB/s
RAM
DDR3 256MB
Internal Hard Drives
Number of Bays
2
Total Capacity
Enclosure, 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB
Supported HDD Capacities
1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB, 8TB
Drive Interface
SATA 3Gb/s
Supported RAID Levels
0, 1, Linear
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
Standard Compliance
USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible)
Connector Type
USB type A
USB 3.0 Ports
1
Max Transmission Rate
Max: 5 Gb/s
Protocol Support
Networking
TCP/IP
File Sharing
CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
Management
HTTP
Time Synchronization
NTP
Other
Dimensions
87x126x205mm
Weight
≈ 2.5 kg
Operating Environment
5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power Consumption (operation, typical)
17.8 Watts
Power Consumption (standby)
3.9 Watts
Power Consumption in sleep mode
0.6 Watts
Power Supply
External AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
WebAccess
Yes
DLNA™ Media Server
Yes
NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition
Yes
BitTorrent™
Yes
Apple Time Machine®
Yes
Apple Bonjour®
Yes
iTunes® Integration
Yes
Power Management System
Yes
Available Colours
Black
Client OS
Windows® 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7; Mac® OS X 10.7 or later
Box contents
LinkStation 520, Setup CD-ROM, Quick Setup Guide, Ethernet Cable, AC Adapter, Warranty Statement
Note
* Some included optional utilities are not supported.
Product Part Numbers
Product Code
LS520DE-EU - 0TB
-
LS520D0202-EU - 2TB
-
LS520D0402-EU - 4TB
-
LS520D0602-EU - 6TB
-
LS520D0802-EU - 8TB

Downloads

Please select your product from the menu below to download appropriate firmware, datasheet, driver, quick setup guide and manual.

Some of our files have been compressed as zip files for faster download.
You can use FREE utilities such as WinZIP (PC) and Stuffit Expander (Mac) to decompress these files after download.

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

File Post date Version OS Support Notes  
07-05-2017
4.12
All
For supported OS and new features see release notes. To be installed on the LinkStation via the user interface.
07-05-2017
4.12
All

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
Western Digital
NASRed ProWD8001FFWX - 68J1UN03.5"8TB
NASRed ProWD6002FFWX - 68TZ4N03.5"6TB
NASRedWD80EFZX - 68UW8N03.5"8TB
NASRedWD80EFZX - 68UW8N03.5"6TB
NASRedWD50EFRX - 68MYMN03.5"5TB
NASRedWD40EFRX3.5"4TB
NASRedWD40EFRX - 68WT0N03.5"4TB
NASRedWD30EFRX3.5"3TB
NASRedWD30EFRX - 68EUZN03.5"3TB
NASRedWD20EFRX3.5"2TB
NASRedWD20EFRX - 68AX9N03.5"2TB
NASRedWD20EFRX - 68EUZN03.5"2TB
NASRedWD10EFRX3.5"1TB
NASRedWD10EFRX - 68FYTN03.5"1TB
NASRedWD10JFCX - 68N6GN02.5"1TB
NASRedWD7500BFCX2.5"750GB
SurveillancePurpleWD60PURX - 64T0ZY03.5"6TB
SurveillancePurpleWD50PURX3.5"5TB
SurveillancePurpleWD40PURX3.5"4TB
SurveillancePurpleWD30PURX3.5"3TB
SurveillancePurpleWD20PURX3.5"2TB
SurveillancePurpleWD10PURX3.5"1TB
PCGreenWD60EZRX - 00MVLB13.5"6TB
PCGreenWD40EZRX3.5"4TB
PCGreenWD40EZRX - 00SPEB03.5"4TB
PCGreenWD30EZRX3.5"3TB
PCGreenWD30EZRX - 00D8PB03.5"3TB
PCGreenWD20EZRX3.5"2TB
PCGreenWD20EZRX - 00D8PB03.5"2TB
PCGreenWD10EZRX3.5"1TB
PCBlackWD4003FZEX - 00Z4SA03.5"4TB
PCBlackWD3003FZEX3.5"3TB
PCBlackWD2003FZEX3.5"2TB
PCBlackWD1003FZEX - 00MK2A03.5"1TB
PCBlackWD3001FAEX - 00MJRA03.5"3TB
PCBlueWD5000LPVX2.5"500GB
Seagate
NearlineArchive HDDST8000AS0002 - 1NA17Z3.5"8TB
NearlineArchive HDDST8000AS00123.5"8TB
NearlineArchive HDDST6000AS00023.5"6TB
NearlineArchive HDDST6000AS00123.5"6TB
NearlineEnterprise CapacityST5000NM00843.5"5TB
NearlineTerascale HDD ISEST3000NC000 - 1CX1663.5"3TB
NASIronWolf ProST4000NE0025 - 2EW1073.5"4TB
NASIronWolfST8000VN0022 - 2EL1123.5"8TB
NASIronWolfST3000VN007 - 2E41663.5"3TB
NASIronWolfST2000VN004 - 2E41643.5"2TB
NASNAS HDDST8000VN0002 - 1Z81123.5"8TB
NASNAS HDDST8000VN0012 - 1Z91123.5"8TB
NASNAS HDDST4000VN0003.5"4TB
NASNAS HDDST4000VN000 - 1H41683.5"4TB
NASNAS HDDST3000VN0003.5"3TB
NASNAS HDDST3000VN000 - 1H41673.5"3TB
NASNAS HDDST3000VN000 - 1HJ1663.5"3TB
NASNAS HDDST2000VN0003.5"2TB
NASNAS HDDST2000VN000 - 1H31643.5"2TB
NASNAS HDDST2000VN000 - 1HJ1643.5"2TB
SurveillanceSkyHawkST6000VX0023 - 2EF1103.5"6TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST4000VX0003.5"4TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST4000VX000 - 1F41683.5"4TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST3000VX0003.5"3TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST2000VX0003.5"2TB
SurveillanceSurveillance HDDST1000VX0003.5"1TB
PCBarraCuda ProST8000DM005 - 2EH1123.5"8TB
PCDesktop HDDST4000DM0003.5"4TB
PCDesktop HDDST3000DM0013.5"3TB
PCDesktop HDDST2000DM0013.5"2TB
PCDesktop HDDST1000DM0033.5"1TB
PCBarraCuda 2.5ST5000LM000 - 2AN1702.5"5TB
HGST
NearlineUltrastar He8HUH728080ALE6003.5"8TB
NearlineUltrastar 7K4000HUS724040ALA6403.5"4TB
NearlineUltrastar 7K4000HUS724030ALA6403.5"3TB
NearlineUltrastar 7K4000HUS724020ALA6403.5"2TB
NearlineUltrastar 7K4000HUS724040ALE640 (0F14683)3.5"4TB
NASDeskstar NASHDN724040ALE6403.5"4TB
NASDeskstar NASHDN724030ALE6403.5"3TB
PCTravelstarHTS541010A7E6302.5"1TB
PCTravelstarHTS545050A7E3802.5"500GB
Toshiba
PCGeneric Data HDDMD04ACA4003.5"4TB
PCDesktop HDDDT01ACA3003.5"3TB
PCDesktop HDDDT01ACA1003.5"1TB
PCDesktop HDDMQ01ABB2002.5"2TB
PCMobile HDDMQ01ABD1002.5"1TB
PCMobile Thin HDDMQ01ABF0502.5"500GB


Information
  • All listed HDD have SATA III (Gbs) interface.
  • Buffalo recommends using the same product model in all populated bays.
  • Original data saved on the added drive(s) will be deleted.
  • Previously used Hard Drives might have different partition sizes. Please delete all existing partitions prior to use.
  • Firmware updates require at least one installed Hard Drive.
  • Although most SATA interface Hard Drives will work with Buffalo LinkStations and TeraStations, Hard Drives listed here were tested for functionality and are therefore recommended. Please only use HDD with CE certification.