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Buffalo LinkStation LS220 4TB (2 x 2TB) 2-bay NAS

  • Powerful backup NovaBACKUP
  • Built-in BitTorrent
  • Quick and easy setup
  • WebAccess - Free Apps

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Mfr part code: LS220D0402-EU

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    Buffalo LinkStation LS220 4TB (2 x 2TB) 2-bay NAS Product Description

    The LS220D 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 mobile optimised and intuitive interface

    Key Features

    • Powerful backup NovaBACKUP
    • Built-in BitTorrent
    • Quick and easy setup
    • WebAccess - Free Apps
    • Gigabit Ethernet port 10/100/1000

    Room to Spare and Access from Anywhere

    Buffalo™ Technology's LinkStation™ (LS220D series) combines an incredibly easy User Interface with the convenience, security and capacity of dual-bay, RAID-ready Network Attached Storage.

    The LS220D 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 mobile optimised and intuitive interface.

    Buffalo™ Technology's LS220 series is a two bay Network Attached Storage device available as a diskless enclosure, or fully populated with 2, 4, 6, or 8TB capacity.

    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™ 220.

    A brand new UI has been designed to provide users one-click access to their most commonly accessed settings.

    Easily open Linkstation™ files from a remote site or with free WebAccess Apps available for:

    • iOS 4.3 and higher
    • Android 2.3 and higher
    • Windows Mobile 7.5 , 7.8, 8
    • Windows Tablet and Desktop/Laptop with Windows 8

    Organize Your Life

    Ideal for home users, the new LinkStation 220 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. The LS220 is DLNA and Twonky Beam-ready and can also stream high-end DSD audio files without losing quality.

    Back up

    Provides simple and secure shared storage and backup for all PC and Mac computers and mobile devices on a home network. Allows users to backup content on up to five home or office Windows PCs by using Award-winning NovaBACKUP®, or back up Mac computers with Time Machine®: ready for multi-client backups


    Powerful backup NovaBACKUP

    The LinkStation™ 220 is bundled with five licenses of NovaBACKUP® Professional. The NovaBACKUP® Professional 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.

    Built-in BitTorrent

    Download media files directly to your LinkStation™ 220 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.

    Quick and easy setup

    The LS220 is fast and ready for intensive data storage tasks and can even be set up via Smartphones with a new mobile optimised and intuitive interface.

    WebAccess - Free Apps

    Easily open Linkstation™ files from a remote site or with free WebAccess Apps available for Windows 8, iOS, Android®, and Windows Phone 7 - 8.

    Direct Stream Digital (DSD)

    Stream digital music in studio quality - the LS220 series has Direct Stream Digital (DSD) playback and streams high-end audio files without losing quality. Buffalo is working together with major Audio equipment brands to ensure compatibility with most network-capable AV Receivers, Players, and Streamers and DSD-native and DSD over PCM file formats.

    Gigabit Ethernet port 10/100/1000

    Gigabit Ethernet port enabled for high-speed network connectivity.

    Built-in FTP and print servers

    Access your LinkStation™ 220 files via the built-in FTP server or print from anywhere on your network via the built-in print server, using USB 2.0 printer.

    Restricted network access

    Set access to network at group and user security levels to protect data.

    Seamlessly Wired to iTunes

    Access music files stored on your LinkStation™ 220 with your iTunes software.

    Active Directory support

    Works as a client in an Active Directory domain allowing the LinkStation™ 220 to utilise the domain users and groups.

    Backup for multiple Mac computers

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

    Backup for LinkStations

    Schedule backups from one LinkStation™ to another over your LAN network or to an external hard disk drive via USB.



    Internal Hard Drives

    LAN Interface

    USB Interface

    Protocol Support


    • CPU Type - Marvell ARMADA 370 ARM (Dual Issue)
    • CPU Speed - 800MHz
    • Performance - Read: 100+MB/s*, Write: 50+MB/s (Direct Gigabit Network Connection)
    • RAM - DDR3 256MB
    • Number of Bays - 2
    • Total Capacity - Enclosure, 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB
    • Supported HDD Capacities - 1, 2, 3, 4TB (sold separately)
    • Drive Interface - SATA 2, 3 Gb/s
    • Supported RAID Levels - JBOD, 0, 1
    • Standard Compliance - IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3u / IEEE802.3 Standard
    • Connector Type - RJ-45
    • LAN Interface - 1
    • Data Transfer Rates - 10/100/1000Mbps
    • Connector Type - USB type A
    • Standard Compliance - USB 2.0
    • USB Interface - 1 x USB 2.0
    • Data Transfer Rates - Max: 480 Mb/s
    • Networking - TCP/IP
    • File Sharing - SMB/CIFS, FTP, HTTP/HTTPS, AFP
    • Management - HTTP/HTTPS
    • Time Synchronisation - NTP
    • Dimensions - 87x126x205mm
    • Weight - 0.85 kg (empty enclosure) 1.7 kg (fully populated)
    • Operating Environment - 5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
    • Power Consumption (Max.) - 42 Watts
    • Power Supply - External, AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
    • Active Directory support - Yes
    • WebAccess - Yes
    • DLNA™ Media Server - Yes
    • NovaBACKUP Professional (5 User Licenses) - Yes
    • BitTorrent™ - Yes
    • Apple Time Machine® - Yes
    • Apple Bonjour® - Yes
    • iTunes® Integration - Yes
    • Power Management System - Yes
    • Available Colour - Black
    • Client OS - Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS 10.3.9 - 10.9


    *1 client; for more than 2 active clients we recommend the LinkStation 400 series

    Technical Specifications

    Software / System Requirements

    Software Included NovaBACKUP Workstation - Buffalo Edition (5 licences)
    OS Required Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Apple MacOS X 10.6 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bits), Windows 8, Android 2.3 or later, Apple iOS 5.0 or later, Windows 8.1 (32/64 bits), Windows 8.1 RT, Windows Phone 8

    Processor / Memory

    RAM Installed 256 MB DDR3
    Processors Installed 1 x Marvell ARMADA 370 800 MHz
    Number of Cores Dual-Core
    Max Supported Qty 1

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Service & Support Limited warranty - 2 years
    Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 2 years


    Voltage Required AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
    Power Device External power adapter
    Power Consumption Operational 19 Watt


    Device Type NAS server
    Host Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet
    Total Storage Capacity 4 TB
    Max Supported Capacity 8 TB
    Installed Devices / Modules Qty 2 (installed) / 2 (max)
    Width 8.7 cm
    Depth 20.5 cm
    Height 12.6 cm
    Weight 1.7 kg
    Enclosure Colour Black

    Storage Controller

    Type RAID
    Interface Type SATA 3Gb/s
    RAID Level RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD

    Hard Drive

    Type HDD - 2.5" / 3.5" shared
    Capacity 2 x 2 TB
    Interface Type SATA 3Gb/s


    Data Link Protocol 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
    Network / Transport Protocol TCP/IP, Bonjour
    Remote Management Protocol HTTP, HTTPS
    Network Services Compatibility Microsoft Active Directory (AD), Microsoft CIFS, FTP, Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP), HTTP, HTTPS
    Features Print server, iTunes server, FTP server, Buffalo Web Access, 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
    Interfaces 1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x USB 2.0 - Type A

    Environmental Parameters

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

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