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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.

2 TB / LS-WX2.0TL/R1
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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.


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!


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


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.


LinkStation Duo features NovaBACKUP® Professional for Windows® 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.


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
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Can I use the Time Machine function to back up multiple Mac computers?

Yes. The LinkStation Duo has an integrated Time Machine server allowing multiple Mac computers to backup to the Time Machine server.

Does the LinkStation Duo come with hard drives, or is it an empty enclosure?

The LinkStation Duo offers the easiest hard drive addition and replacement on the market. Simply pull the front cover off with your fingers and slide a compatible 3.5"

How does the BitTorrent download feature work?

The BitTorrent feature is access through a web browser where a user can upload a .torrent tracker file or simply provide a URL to a tracker. The NAS then downloads the BitTorrent file(s) to the pre-determined download directory.

How many users does the LinkStation Duo support?

The LinkStation Duo does not have a specific user limit and can conceivably support unlimited users. However, depending on the application and use case, the device may provide limited user support. Although the LinkStation Duo can support hundreds of users simultaneously in simple environments (sharing word documents, etc.), it is designed for homes and small offices with up to 50 basic users or so.

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 devices can I connect to the LinkStation Duo's USB ports?

The USB port supports three types of devices: 1) USB storage devices - a USB storage device can be added to store data backups of the LinkStation Duo or to be used as an additional data share. 2) USB Printers - a USB printer can be added and shared through the LinkStation Duo, providing entire home or office access to a printer over the network. LinkStation Duo only supports one-way communication and provides printing but not advanced scanning and faxing functionality. 3) UPS Devices - A support UPS or battery backup device can be added and connected via the USB port. When using the USB port, the UPS device can signal when it is running low on battery and perform a safe shutdown, and it will also turn the LinkStation Duo back on when power has been restored.

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
DMG 277.54 MB
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2014-10-27 1.69 Mac OS X Firmware Updater For Intel Based Macs Only
ZIP 271.35 MB
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2014-10-27 1.69 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
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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
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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 5.91 MB
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2014-11-17 2.78 Windows NAS Navigator for Windows
ZIP 5.91 MB
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2014-11-17 2.79 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
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2013-07-22 3.30 Mac CD Image for LinkStation Installer
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
TXT 4.58 KB
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2014-11-17 2.78 Windows Readme for NAS Navigator for Windows
TXT 6.33 KB
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2014-11-17 2.79 Mac Readme for NAS Navigator for Mac
TXT 2.02 KB
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2014-10-27 1.69 Windows Readme for Firmware updater for Windows
TXT 2.21 KB
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2014-10-27 1.69 Mac OS X Readme for Mac Firmware Updater
TXT 1.62 KB
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2013-07-22 3.30 Windows Readme for LinkStation Installer CD
TXT 1.73 KB
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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
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2012-05-02 1.00 Windows Readme for Webaccess for Windows
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
PDF 5.46 MB
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2014-03-04     Quick Setup Guide for LS-WXL