LinkStation™ Pro Duo Network Storage
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LinkStation™ Pro Duo
High Performance 2-Drive RAID Network Storage

LinkStation™ Pro Duo offers high performance RAID network storage and backup for home and small business users. Access terabytes of storage and share files quickly and efficiently, at speeds up to 72 MB/s.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE SHARED STORAGE & MEDIA SERVER

LinkStation Pro Duo is a high performance 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. Back up 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.


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SECURE CENTRAL STORAGE

With terabytes of storage, LinkStation Pro 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 over your wireless network at speeds up to twice as fast as a standard USB hard drive!


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AUTOMATIC DATA PROTECTION

LinkStation Pro 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 Pro Duo Diskless Enclosure features two internal drive bays with RAID 0/1 support when two hard drives are installed. Easily install up to two hard drives and automatically duplicate your data when configured in RAID 1 (hard drives not included). With LinkStation Pro Duo, a second hard drive can be added at any time and the unit can be configured in RAID 1 with no data loss. Easily mirror and protect your data with no time lost.


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STREAM YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA

LinkStation Pro Duo is DLNA Certified™, supports Squeezebox® 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.


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EASY SCHEDULED BACKUP

LinkStation Pro 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.


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EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE

Equipped with a high performance 1.6 GHz processor and DDR3 RAM, LinkStation Pro Duo offers much more than simple home shared storage. This dual drive network storage device boasts transfer speeds up to 72 MB/s, nearly twice as fast as a standard USB drive.


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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


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LINKSTATION NAS SYSTEM

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 Capacities 2 TB, 4 TB, 6 TB
Supported RAID levels 0, 1, Normal
LAN Interface
Standard Compliance IEEE802.3ab / IEEE802.3 / IEEE802.3u Standard
Data Transfer Rates 10 / 100 / 1000 Mb/s
Connector Type RJ-45
Number of Ports 1
USB Interface
Standard Compliance USB 2.0
Connector Type A type
Number of Ports 1
Data Transfer Rates Max: 480 Mb/s
Protocol Support
Networking TCP/IP
File Sharing CIFS/SMB, AFP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP
Management HTTP/HTTPS
Time Synchronization NTP
Other
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.4 x 5.1 x 8.1 in
Weight 5.1 lbs
Power Consumption (Watts) 48 W (Max)
Power Supply AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz
Client 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, Windows Server® 2003 R2, Windows Server® 2008, Windows Server® 2008 R2, Mac OS® X 10.4 - 10.7
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FAQs

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

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

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

The LinkStation Pro Duo comes equipped with two hard drives installed and 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"

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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 LinkStation Pro Duo then downloads the BitTorrent file(s) to the pre-determined download directory.

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How fast is the LinkStation Pro Duo?

The LinkStation Pro Duo features a 1.6 GHz embedded processor and DDR3 RAM and can achieve gigabit network transfer speeds of up to 72 MB/s (576 Mb/s). Depending on network conditions and the types of files being transferred, performance may vary.

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How many users does the LinkStation Pro Duo support?

The LinkStation Pro 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 Pro 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 approximately 50 basic users.

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What capacity will the device have in different RAID modes?

The dual-drive NAS products support RAID 0 and RAID 1. In RAID 0, both hard drives are combined to provide maximum storage equivalent to the stated capacity of the device. However, in RAID 0 there is no data redundancy. RAID 1 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).

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What devices can I connect to the LinkStation Pro Duo 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 Pro Duo or to be used as an additional data share. 2) USB Printers - a USB printer can be added and shared through the LinkStation Pro Duo, providing entire home or office access to a printer over the network. LinkStation Pro 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 Pro Duo back on when power has been restored.

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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: http://www.buffalotech.com/support-and-downloads/downloads

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Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
DMG 276.16 MB
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2014-07-22 1.68 Mac OS X Firmware Release 1.68 - For Intel Based Macs Only
ZIP 117.72 MB
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2014-07-22 1.68 Windows Firmware Release 1.68 - For Windows
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
TXT 532.00 B
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2010-11-22     HOWTO - Updating the Media Server
PDF 10.25 MB
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2010-11-19     LS-WVL Manual
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 12.26 MB
Serial Number Required »
2013-05-15 1.17 Windows TurboPC EX for NAS - NAS file copy RAM cache utility
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
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2012-05-02 1.00 Windows WebAccess for Windows.
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 6.00 MB
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2014-08-18 2.76 Windows NAS Navigator for Windows
ZIP 6.09 MB
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2014-08-18 2.76 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 85.88 MB
Serial Number Required »
2013-07-02 2.30 Windows LinkNavigator for LS-VL - Windows
ZIP 11.22 MB
Serial Number Required »
2011-01-19 1.10 Mac LinkNavigator Installer for Mac
ZIP 118.21 MB
Serial Number Required »
2011-01-19 1.10 Windows LinkNavigator Installer for Windows
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 17.39 MB
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2013-07-02 2.30 Mac LinkNavigator for LS-VL - Mac
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
TXT 4.39 KB
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2014-08-18 2.76 Windows Readme for NAS Navigator for Windows
TXT 5.79 KB
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2014-08-18 2.76 Mac Readme for NAS Navigator for Mac
TXT 2.30 KB
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2014-07-22 1.68 Windows Readme for Firmware update
TXT 2.50 KB
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2014-07-22 1.68 Mac OS X Readme for Mac Firmware Updater
TXT 1.35 KB
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2013-07-02 2.30 Mac Readme for LS-VL LinkNavigator
TXT 1.69 KB
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2013-07-02 2.30   LinkNavigator Readme
TXT 1019.00 B
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2013-05-15 1.17 Windows Readme for TurboPC EX 1.17
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
TXT 948.00 B
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2011-01-19 1.10 Mac Readme for LinkNavigator
TXT 1.26 KB
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2011-01-19 1.10 Windows Readme for LinkNavigator
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
PDF 4.93 MB
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2014-03-04     Quick Setup Guide for LS-WVL

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