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Buffalo LinkStation 520 NAS 2TB (2x1TB) 2-bay High Speed NAS

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Quicklinx: BK3GWS00 Mfr#: LS520D0202-EU
Capacity: 2TB
Interface: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Type: 2-Bay
Stock Status: In Stock
  • Windows 8 (32/64 bits)
  • Windows 8.1 (32/64 bits)
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£136.65 ex VAT
£163.98 inc VAT
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LinkStation™ 520 - Network Attached Storage: Fast Forward

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.

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
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.

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

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.

Seamlessly Wired to iTunes
Access music files stored on your LinkStation™ 520 with your iTunes software.



Product Description
BUFFALO LinkStation 520D - NAS server - 2 TB
Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
2 TB
Max Supported Capacity
8 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
2 (installed) / 2 (max)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
8.7 cm x 20.5 cm x 12.6 cm
2.5 kg
1 x 1.1 GHz (Dual-Core)
Storage Controller
Hard Drive
2 x 1 TB SATA 3Gb/s
10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
256 MB
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
System Requirements
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Apple MacOS X 10.7 or later, Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Windows 8.1 (32/64 bits)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years warranty



Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
2 TB
Max Supported Capacity
8 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
2 (installed) / 2 (max)
8.7 cm
20.5 cm
12.6 cm
2.5 kg
Enclosure Colour

Processor / Memory

Processors Installed
1 x 1.1 GHz
Number of Cores
Max Supported Qty
256 MB DDR3

Storage Controller

Interface Type
SATA 3Gb/s
RAID Level

Hard Drive

HDD - 3.5"
2 x 1 TB
Interface Type
SATA 3Gb/s


Data Link Protocol
10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
Network / Transport Protocol
Remote Management Protocol
Network Services Compatibility
Apple Bonjour Protocol, Microsoft CIFS, FTP, Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP)
Wake on LAN (WOL), iTunes server, BitTorrent Client, DLNA Media Server, Apple Time Machine compatible, NTP time synchronisation
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, DLNA CERTIFIED

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays
2 (total) / 0 (free) x internal
1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 , 1 x USB 3.0 - Type A


Power Device
External power adapter
Voltage Required
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption Operational
37 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition (5 licences)
OS Required
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Apple MacOS X 10.7 or later, Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Windows 8.1 (32/64 bits)

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 2 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
5 °C
Max Operating Temperature
35 °C
Humidity Range Operating
20 - 80% (non-condensing)

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Capacity: 2TB
Interface: Ethernet
Interface: Fast Ethernet
Interface: Gigabit Ethernet
Type: 2-Bay
Brand: Buffalo
Stock Status: In Stock
Price Range Ex VAT: 100 - 150
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