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LinkStation™ Duo
Cost Effective 2-Drive RAID Network Storage

LinkStation™ Duo offers cost effective RAID network storage and backup for all PC and Mac® computers on your home or business network. Enjoy uninterrupted access to terabytes of storage on your network and even over the Internet while you're away.


LinkStation™ Duo is a 2-drive RAID network storage device that comes equipped with a whole host of features, perfect for storing, sharing, serving and protecting your most important data. Backup multiple PCs and Mac® computers simultaneously and enjoy uninterrupted access to terabytes of storage on your network and even over the internet while away from home.

reliable and secure network storage SECURE CENTRAL STORAGE

With terabytes of storage, LinkStation™ Duo provides a reliable, central location to store and protect all data from every PC and Mac® computer, tablet device and smartphone in your home or small office.

Store, access and share files from anywhere on your home network!

automatic data protection AUTOMATIC DATA PROTECTION

LinkStation™ Duo features two hard drives and support for RAID 0/1 for maximum capacity or redundant data protection.

  • RAID 0 combines all drives into a single array offering maximum capacity with no redundancy
  • RAID 1 mirrors the two drives, creating an exact copy of data for fault tolerance

stream your favorite media STREAM YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA

LinkStation™ Duo is DLNA Certified™ and can be used as an iTunes® server to stream all of your favorite music, movies and shows to multiple devices simultaneously.

Now you can relax and watch movies on your big screen TV while music is pumped outdoors by the pool. Centralize your media files for simple sharing and streaming.

easy scheduled backup EASY SCHEDULED BACKUP

LinkStation™ Duo features five licenses of NovaBACKUP® Workstation - Buffalo Edition and Time Machine® support for Mac for whole home data backup.

Disaster and hard drive failures happen unexpectedly; don't leave your important files and treasured memories in the hands of chance. Schedule backups for every computer in your house and easily protect all of your data, down to the very last byte.

free personal cloud service FREE PERSONAL CLOUD SERVICE

While on the go, Buffalo's free WebAccess service allows you to create a personal cloud for easy remote access and file sharing with anyone, anywhere over the Internet. Your data remains securely stored in one place on your home network, but you can access it quickly from any computer, tablet or smartphone device over the Web. Sharing is as easy as sending a link to your friends and family; they can securely access only the files you've selected for them to see.

For enhanced access on your iPhone®, iPod® touch, iPad® and Android™ devices, download Buffalo's free WebAccess mobile apps.

WebAccess i for iPhone® and iPod® touch
WebAccess i HD for iPad®
WebAccess A for Android


LinkStation™ Pro Duo runs on Buffalo's LinkStation™ NAS System, providing a host of useful features from network file sharing and security to RAID management, remote access and more. Included on all Buffalo LinkStation™ devices, LinkStation™ NAS System simplifies your everyday data needs.

Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives 2
Drive Interface SATA 3 Gb/s
Hard Drive Sizes 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB
Total Capacity 2 TB, 4 TB, 6 TB
Supported RAID levels 1, Normal
LAN Interface
Number of Ports 1
Data Transfer Rates 10 / 100 / 1000 Mb/s
Connector Type RJ-45
USB Interface
Standard Compliance USB 2.0
Connector Type USB Type A
Number of Ports 1
Data Transfer Rates Max: 480 Mb/s
Protocol Support
Networking TCP/IP
Management HTTP
Time Synchronization NTP
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.4 x 5.0 x 8.1 in
Weight LS-WXL/R1: Average 5.1 lbs, LS-WXL/1D: 3.6 lbs
OS Support Windows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows Server® 2003/2008, Mac OS® X 10.4 - 10.7
Power Supply External, AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz
Datasheets Product Datasheet »opens in new window
Supported Hard Drives »opens in new window
Video Tutorials


Installing NAS Navigator for Mac OS

  1. Download the latest version of NAS Navigator from the Buffalo downloads page.
  2. From the Dock, select the Downloads icon and open the nasnavi installation file.
  3. Click Install.
  4. Check the warning and click Open.
  5. Click Install NAS Navigator.
  6. Once the installation finishes, click OK.
  7. NAS Navigator should now be in the Dock.

Installing NAS Navigator for Windows

  1. Download the latest version of NAS Navigator from the Buffalo downloads page.
  2. Right-click on the file and extract it.
  3. Follow the wizard or use another application of your choiceto extract the file.
  4. After successful extraction, open the location folder.
  5. Double-click on the installation file.
  6. You may be prompted for administrator permission. If the security dialog box appears, click Run.
  7. On the User Account Control dialog box, click Yes. If you are not logged in as the administrator, you will be prompted for the system password.
  8. When installation finishes, click OK.
  9. Double-click the icon on the desktop to start NAS Navigator.

Updating the firmware on a TeraStation or LinkStation


Updating the Firmware on a TeraStation or Linkstation from a Windows PC

Updating the Firmware on a TeraStation or Linkstation Using Mac OS X

What capacity will the device have in different RAID modes?

The dual-drive NAS products support RAID0 and RAID1. In RAID0, both hard drives are combined to provide maximum storage equivalent to the stated capacity of the device. However, in RAID0 there is no data redundancy. RAID1 provides data redundancy by mirroring data from one hard drive to the other and therefore provides half of the stated capacity (the other half is used for data redundancy).

What do I do if I get an I52 (An unknown error occurred) from my LinkStation in NASNavigator2?

This error occurs when there is a firmware update available for your device and your version of NASNavigator2 is out of date.  Please download and install the latest NASNavigator2 from here:

Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 279.90 MB
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2015-08-06 1.71 Mac OS X Firmware Updater For Intel Based Macs Only
ZIP 274.06 MB
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2015-08-06 1.71 Windows Firmware Updater for Windows
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
TXT 1.23 KB
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2013-07-22 3.30 Mac Readme for LinkNavigator Installer CD
TXT 532.00 B
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2010-12-07     Howto document on how to update the media server.
PDF 141.27 KB
Download »
List of supported UPS devices for this model
ZIP 4.11 MB
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2010-02-18     Setup Manual for LS-WXL
ZIP 4.65 MB
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2010-02-18     User Manual for LS-WXL
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 493.18 KB
Serial Number Required »
2012-10-24 1.13 Windows
Tool for Changing the File-sharing Security Level.  Before delegating authority to an external SMB server on your LinkStation or TeraStation, use this utility to change the file sharing security level of your Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 computer.

ZIP 16.69 MB
Serial Number Required »
2012-05-02 1.00 Windows WebAccess for Windows.
ZIP 164.76 KB
Serial Number Required »
2010-02-10 1.24-Active Directory Support Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 Runs LS Updater that will enable Active Directory support - v.1.24
TXT 1.45 KB
Serial Number Required »
2010-02-10 1.24-Active Directory Support   Readme for Active Directory support update - v.1.24
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 6.45 MB
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2016-09-08 2.84 Windows NAS Navigator for Windows
ZIP 6.41 MB
Download »
2016-09-08 2.84 Mac OS X NAS Navigator for Mac
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 155.04 MB
Serial Number Required »
2013-10-23 12 Windows NovaStor Professional V12 for Linkstations
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 58.71 MB
Serial Number Required »
2013-07-22 3.30 Windows LinkStation Installer CD Image
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 13.19 MB
Download »
2013-07-22 3.30 Mac CD Image for LinkStation Installer
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
TXT 4.92 KB
Download »
2016-09-08 2.84 Windows Readme for NAS Navigator for Windows
TXT 6.65 KB
Download »
2016-09-08 2.84 Mac Readme for NAS Navigator for Mac
TXT 2.03 KB
Download »
2015-08-06 1.71 Windows Readme for Firmware updater for Windows
TXT 2.25 KB
Download »
2015-08-06 1.71 Mac OS X Readme for Mac Firmware Updater
TXT 1.62 KB
Download »
2013-07-22 3.30 Windows Readme for LinkStation Installer CD
TXT 1.73 KB
Download »
2012-10-24 1.13 Windows

Readme for the File-sharing Security Level Changing Tool.

TXT 93.00 B
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2012-07-02 1.60-20120615   Release notes for DTCP update.  Update by clicking "Update Media Server" in the Admin GUI.
TXT 3.04 KB
Download »
2012-05-02 1.00 Windows Readme for Webaccess for Windows
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
PDF 5.46 MB
Download »
2014-03-04     Quick Setup Guide for LS-WXL