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LinkStation Pro LS-XHL front view<br />
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LinkStation Pro™ - LS-XHL

The Buffalo LinkStation Pro comes equipped with a stylish chassis and faster processor for quick and easy file transfers and backups. Coupled with feature-rich tools to manage your digital life, this high performance network storage solution allows you to transfer your memories twice as fast as a conventional external USB drive.

It is easy to install and lets you store and share your music, photos, and videos on your home or business network as well as online.  Access and share your multimedia collections from anywhere at anytime using WebAccess.  User-friendly LinkStation Pro makes sharing simple.

WebAccess: Upload and watch photos and files or listen to music from anywhere
iPhone® Support: Use your iPhone to stream and view content
Time Machine™ Compatibility: Works perfectly with Time Machine Backup
Eco-Friendly: Unit automatically powers down and saves electric cost
iTunes® Support: Play music from the LinkStation through your iTunes application
DLNA CERTIFIED™: Built-in media server to stream content
BitTorrent® Client: Download digital content over the Internet directly to your LinkStation Pro
Network Servers: FTP and print servers included with the firmware
Print Server: Share existing printers with others in your home or office*
USB Storage Support: Connect USB hard drives to back up or add storage
Direct Copy: Plug in your USB hard drive or camera to quickly offload pictures
NovaBACKUP® Professional backup software included**

* USB printers supported only.
** LinkStation Pro purchased May 1, 2010 and after is eligible for a free upgrade if the purchased device did not contain NovaBACKUP. Click here for more information.

Stream your favorite music and videos directly from the LinkStation Pro to a PC, Mac, or network attached DLNA media player. The LinkStation Pro works with your PC and Mac and includes a built-in USB Print Server for adding and sharing a printer with multiple computers on your home network. Additionally, users can expand the storage capacity by simply attaching a USB hard drive to the back of the unit.

For on the road access of your favorite music, photos and videos, Buffalo's unique Web Access feature allows users to access files through any ordinary Web browser. Plus, as an iPhone user, you can conveniently stream content stored on your LinkStation Pro right to your iPhone, anytime, anywhere. The LinkStation Pro can also manage your torrent files with the built-in BitTorrent client. This simple but robust network storage solution can download any torrent file while you and your laptop or netbook run off to work or class. The file will be waiting for you when you return.
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
Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives 1
Drive Interface SATA 3 Gb/s
USB Interface
Standard Compliance USB 2.0
Connector Type A type
Number of Ports 1
Data Transfer Rates Max: 480 Mb/s (High Speed Mode)
Protocol Support
Networking TCP/IP
Management HTTP
Time Synchronization NTP
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.78 x 6.89 x 6.15 in
Weight 2.5 lbs
Power Consumption (Watts) 17 W (Average)
Client OS Support 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 AC 120V 50/60 Hz
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Does the Web Access feature require a subscription to any service?

No. Buffalo Web Access feature is completely free of charge.

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.

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 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 274.06 MB
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2015-08-06 1.71 Windows Firmware Windows Updater.  LS-XHL and LS-CHL(v2)
ZIP 279.90 MB
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2015-08-06 1.71 Mac Firmware updater for Mac - LS-XHL and LS-CHL(v2)
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
TXT 532.00 B
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2010-11-22     HOWTO document for updating the media server
PDF 141.27 KB
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List of supported UPS devices for this model
TXT 1.30 KB
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2010-03-09 1.30 Windows Readme for LSInstaller CD Image
TXT 1.05 KB
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2010-03-05 1.30 Mac Readme for LinkStation Installer CD
PDF 4.68 MB
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2009-03-27 1.0.0   Manual
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.
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
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2016-09-08 2.84 Mac OS X NAS Navigator for Mac
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 217.43 MB
Serial Number Required »
2010-03-09 1.30 Windows CD Image for LinkStation Installer
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 14.61 MB
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2010-03-05 1.30 Mac CD Image for LinkStation Installer - Mac
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
TXT 4.92 KB
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2016-09-08 2.84 Windows Readme for NAS Navigator for Windows
TXT 6.65 KB
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2016-09-08 2.84 Mac Readme for NAS Navigator for Mac
TXT 2.03 KB
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2015-08-06 1.71 Windows Readme for Windows firmware updater
TXT 2.25 KB
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2015-08-06 1.71 Mac Readme for Mac firmware updater
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