LinkStation™ SoHo 200 Series - Desktop 

Buffalo’s LinkStation SoHo 200 Series is a budget friendly two-drive network storage solution ideal for prosumers & creative professionals. It allows users to centralize data with the ability to share files among multiple devices. Great for users storing, sharing & streaming media with reliable RAID-based network storage. The LinkStation SoHo provides dependable performance during file transfers and everyday NAS functions.This device includes PC backup with 5 licenses of NovaBACKUP® Buffalo Edition.


Hard Drives Included allow for out-of-box usability.



Optimized for effortless playback

Effortlessly play on your device.

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LinkStation SoHo 200's 400Mbps transfer speed is designed for playing 4K video on the device of your choice.


Playback with LinkStation SoHo requires 3rd party video player software.

Direct copy

Direct Copy allows you to avoid using a console for backing up your photos, movies, files, etc.

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If your device has a USB port, you can connect it directly to the LinkStation SoHo 200's. This function allows you to skip backing up data to a console and go directly to your storage device.

LinkStation SoHo is compatible with USB card readers, allowing users to copy photo/video files directly from their SD card or Compact Flash.

Easy to deploy out-of-box experience

No complicated set-up, just plug and play for network storage

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Storing and securing data on your network couldn’t be easier with the LinkStation SoHo 200. With hard drives included and RAID already pre-configured, the LinkStation SoHo allows for plug and play usability.

Store your data with confidence on the market's most secure NAS

The most secure network storage on the market

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You can be confident that your data is secure when you save it on the LinkStation SoHo 200. This device features a closed system, which is a strong deterrent to hacking. Due to this device shipping with hard drives included, it is also able to feature redundancy with RAID pre-configured out of the box. Another unique security feature is the LinkStation SoHo allows you to securely access the device using SSL encryption. 

Peace of mind included in every box

24/7 US-based Tech Support / 3-Year Warranty / Data recovery included*

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Buffalo has you covered post purchase. This LinkStation comes with a 3-year warranty provided by 24/7 US-based tech support.

*LinkStation SoHo 200 qualifies for Buffalo's data recovery service for simple logical data issues.

To receive this service, the device must be registered within its original warranty terms.

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Part numbers


Form factor Desktop


Processor Marvell Armada 370 (800MHz dual issue ARM)
Memory 256MB DDR3

Internal Hard Drives

Number of drive bays 2

4TB: LS220D0402B
8TB: LS220D0802B
12TB: LS220D1202B

Drive interface SATA 3 Gbps
Supported RAID levels 0/1/JBOD

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 SMB/CIFS, AFP, FTP/FTPS

USB Interface

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

* 480 Mbps are the maximum transfer rates derived from the specifications of the Universal Serial Bus 2.0. Actual transfer rates will vary depending upon environmental factors. Data rates, features and performance may vary based on the configuration of your system and other factors. - See more at:

Environmental and Power

Power consumption 48W Max
Power supply Internal AC 100-240V Universal 50/60Hz
Operating temperature 41˚ - 95˚F (5˚ - 35˚C)
Operating humidity 20 - 80% non-condensing


Dimensions (L x W x H) 8.1 x 3.4 x 5 in
Weight 5.5 lbs
Compatible hard drives OP-HD2.0BST-3Y, OP-HD4.0BST-3Y, OP-HD4.0BST-3Y
Client OS support Windows® 10
Windows® 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows® 8 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit)
Windows Server® 2012 R2
Windows Server® 2012
Windows Server® 2008 R2
Windows Server® 2008
Windows Server® 2003
Mac OS® X up to 10.12 or later


Included software NASNavigator2


Box contents LinkStation™
Quick setup guide
Ethernet cable
AC adapter
AC cable
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
2019-05-08 Manuals and Quick Setup Guide for LinkStation SOHO
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.
2017-04-01 Link to registration page for all Buffalo products including switches and extended warranties. Also includes setting to provide license information for Novastor NovaBackup software if eligible.


LinkStation™ SoHo 4TB

  • - Desktop
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LinkStation™ SoHo 8TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 2

LinkStation™ SoHo 12TB

  • - Desktop
  • - 2

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