LinkStation™ 200 Series 

LinkStation 200 Series provides fast shared storage and backup for all PC and Mac® computers, tablets and smartphones on your home network with RAID data protection.

Simply connect it to your wireless router for access anywhere in your home or on-the-go. Enjoy your movies, music, photos and more.




Buffalo's LinkStation 220 is an affordable and intuitive 2-drive 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.


  • Consolidate storage and back up your PC and Mac computers
  • Set up automatic data protection with RAID 1 mirroring
  • Create a free personal cloud for access to your files anytime, anywhere over the internet
  • Access files from your tablet and smartphone devices

  • Intuitive user interface and easy-to-use setup wizard
  • DLNA Certified™, iTunes® and PS3™ media server functionality
  • Built-in BitTorrent client for simplified file downloading and management
  • USB port for backup or printer sharing
  • LinkStation™ NAS System

Shared Central Storage


With terabytes of storage, LinkStation 200 provides a reliable, central location to store and protect all data from every PC and Mac computer, tablet 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.

LinkStation 220 Centralized Storage

USB Expansion


The LinkStation 200 comes equipped with a USB port, allowing users to increase storage capacity or backup to another device for an extra level of data protection.


Easy scheduled backup for PC and MacEASY SCHEDULED BACKUP FOR PC AND MAC

LinkStation 200 features five licenses of NovaBACKUP® Workstation - Buffalo Edition and Time Machine® support for multiple Mac computers for whole home data backup and protection.  Disaster and hard drive failures happen unexpectedly; don't leave your important files and treasured memories in the hands of chance. Set up regular backups for every computer in your house and  easily protect all of your data, down to the very last byte.

Stream your favorite mediaSTREAM YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA

LinkStation 200 is DLNA Certified and it 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 NAS System


LinkStation 200 runs on Buffalo's LinkStation NAS System, providing a host of useful features from network file sharing and security to RAID management (on multi-drive units), remote access and more. Included on all Buffalo LinkStation devices, LinkStation NAS System simplifies your everyday data needs.

Automatic Data Protection


LinkStation 220 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



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 or small office network, but you can access it quickly from any computer, tablet or smartphone device over the Web.

Free Personal Cloud Service

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™



Part numbers


Form factor Desktop


Processor 800 MHz dual issue ARM
Memory 256 MB DDR3

Internal Hard Drives

Number of drive bays

1: LinkStation™ 210

2: LinkStation™ 220


0TB: LS220DE (enclosure)

2TB: LS210D0201 (1 x 2TB), LS220D0202 (2 x 1TB)

3TB: LS210D0301 (1 x 3TB)

6TB: LS210D0601 (1 x 6TB)

4TB: LS210D0401 (1 x 4TB), LS220D0402 (2 x 2TB)

8TB: LS220D0802 (2 x 4TB)

12TB: LS220D1202 (2 x 6TB)

Drive interface SATA 3 Gbps
Supported RAID levels 0/1/JBOD: LinkStation™ 220 (when two hard drives are inserted)

LAN Interface

Standards compliance IEEE802.3 (10BASE-T), IEEE802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE802.3ab (1000BASE-T), AUTO-MDIX
Data transfer rates 10/100/1000 Mbps (auto sensing)
Number of ports 1
Connector type RJ-45
Supported protocols TCP/IP
Network file services CIFS/SMB, AFP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP

USB Interface

Standards compliance USB 2.0
Data transfer rates 480 Mbps* (USB 2.0)
Number of ports 1

* 480 Mbps is the maximum transfer rate derived from the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 2.0. Actual transfer rate will vary depending upon environmental factors. Data rate, features and performance may vary based on the configuration of your system and other factors.

Environmental and Power

Power consumption 18W Max- LinkStation™ 210 2TB 
24W Max - LinkStation™ 210 3TB & 4TB
48W Max - LinkStation™ 220
Power supply External AC 100-240V universal, 50/60 Hz
Operating temperature 41° - 95°F (0° - 35°C)

Operating humidity

20 - 80% non-condensing


Dimensions (L x W x H) 8.07 x 1.77 x 5.02 in - LinkStation™ 210
8.07 x 3.42 x 5.02 in - LinkStation™ 220
Weight 2.43 lbs - LinkStation™ 210
5.5 lbs - LinkStation™ 220
Compatible hard drives (LinkStation™ 220 only) OP-HD1.0BST-3Y
Client OS support Windows® 10
Windows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows® 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit) Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows® XP
Windows® 2000
Windows Server® 2012
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2003
Windows® 2000 Server
Mac OS® X up to 10.10*

*Some included optional utilities are not supported. The HDD default format is NTFS; to work with Mac, reformat the HDD using Mac Disk Utility.

Included software LinkNavigator
TurboPC EX
Adobe® Reader®
Box contents LinkStation™
Setup CD-ROM
Quick setup guide
Ethernet cable
AC adapter
Warranty statement




    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2020-22-06 1.75 Windows Firmware updater for LS200 Series
2020-22-06 1.75 Mac Firmware updater for LS200 Series


    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2016-29-04 User's Manuals and Quick Setup Guides for the LinkStation 210
2016-25-04 User Manual and Quick Setup Guides for the LinkStation 220.
2017-10-02 Manuals and Quick Setup Guides for the LS220DE Diskless Enclosure
2020-22-06 1.75 Windows Readme for LS200 Series Firmware (Windows)
2020-22-06 1.75 Mac Readme for LS200 Series Firmware (Mac)
2020-27-07 3.0.4 Windows Readme for NAS Navigator for Windows
2019-18-07 2.99 Windows Lisez-moi pour NAS Navigator pour Windows (français)
2019-18-07 2.99 Mac Readme for NAS Navigator for Mac NOTE: For users running MacOS 10.13 or later, download and install the latest version of NAS Navigator2 from Mac App Store.
2019-18-07 2.99 Mac Lisez-moi pour NAS Navigator pour Mac (français) REMARQUE: pour les utilisateurs d'ordinateurs sous MacOS 10.13 ou ultérieur, téléchargez et installez la dernière version de NAS Navigator2 à partir du Mac App Store.


    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2020-27-07 3.0.4 Windows NAS Navigator for Windows
2019-18-07 2.99 Mac NAS Navigator for Mac NOTE: For users running MacOS 10.13 or later, download and install the latest version of NAS Navigator2 from Mac App Store.
2016-25-04 14.1.11 Windows NovaBACKUP Professional for Windows


LinkStation™ 210 2TB

  • - 1
  • - 2

LinkStation™ 210 3TB

  • - 1
  • - 3

LinkStation™ 210 4TB

  • - 1
  • - 4

LinkStation™ 210 6TB

  • - 1
  • - 6

LinkStation™ 220 Enclosure

  • - 2

LinkStation™ 220 2TB

  • - 2
  • - 2

LinkStation™ 220 4TB

  • - 2
  • - 4

LinkStation™ 220 8TB

  • - 2
  • - 8

LinkStation™ 220 12TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 2

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