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Buffalo LinkStation Duo 2TB NAS Personal Cloud Storage Drive

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About this product

Overview

  • Have one location to store, save and share all your digital content
  • A possible 2TB of storage space for you to use, with two 1TB hard drives supplied
  • Automatically backup your Windows or Mac computer to the NAS drive

Product overview

• Have one location to store, save and share all your digital content
• A possible 2TB of storage space for you to use, with two 1TB hard drives supplied
• Automatically backup your Windows or Mac computer to the NAS drive
• Keep data stored on the NAS drive safe and restorable with RAID 1 and USB or backup to another LinkStation available
• Share and stream data to a PC, a Mac or a DLNA certified device such as a media player or speaker
• Manage your files stored on your LinkStation remotely with the WebAccess app for Apple iOS and Android devices

Your own personal cloud storage without the monthly cost
Store, save and share your digital life from one central place with this LinkStation Duo 2TB (manufacturer’s code: LS-WX2.0TL/R1-EU). Pre-installed with two 1TB hard drives which gives you a potential total of 2TB storage space. You can store up to 15.5 hours of 4K video at 30 fps, 66 hours of 1080p video at 30fps, 500 two-hour DVD films, 640,000 digital photos or 33,600 hours of digital music. If you need more storage you can add an external USB drive to the LinkStation Duo (LS Duo) or you can use the USB port to plug in a printer, to share it with anyone else on the same network.

What can I use to back up my computer?
This LinkStation Duo comes supplied with five licences for NovaBACKUP professional. You can use these on Window computers to schedule backups of your important files and treasured memories straight to the NAS drive. It also supports Apple Time Machine, so Mac computer users can use their dedicated software to back up their computer. A direct copy feature allows you to automatically upload images from your digital camera or camcorder to the LinkStation Duo, once connected to the USB port, without the need of a computer.

As an insurance policy against losing your files you can set up a RAID 1 configuration. Under this configuration, when you send a file to the NAS drive it is simultaneously copied to the second drive. In essence one drive is used for storage, while the other is an exact mirror of the storage drive. You can even go further to secure your data. You can set up a backup of what is on the NAS drive to be sent over to another LinkStation over your LAN network or via USB to an external USB drive. These options give you the assurance that your data is well protected and will be available for you to restore back to normal in the event of a disk failure or accidental deletion.

What apps can I use with this NAS drive?
No matter where you are, as long as you have an internet connection you can access your NAS drive using Buffalo’s WebAccess. Through the web browser using a PC or Mac you can remotely access your files. Alternatively on a mobile device you can use WebAccess-i (for iPhones or iPads), WebAccess-i HD (for iPads) and WebAccess A (for Android devices) to gain access while on the go. A built-in BitTorrent client gives you the ability to download media files directly to your LinkStation without needing to keep your computer on, so you can have downloads scheduled for you while you are asleep or away.

What can I stream to?
The DLNA/UPnP certified media server this LinkStation supports gives you the ability to stream your multimedia to a PC, a Mac, a smart TV, projector, speaker or any other DLNA/UPnP certified device. The seamless integration with iTunes allows you to access music files stored on the LinkStation from the iTunes software on your computer.

Specification

Specification table
Storage
Capacity 2 TB
Maximum capacity 6 TB
Number of hard drives Four 3.5-inch drives (1 TB in 2 bays)
Maximum number of hard drives Four 3.5 and 2.5 inch drives (3 TB in 2 bays)
Expandable storage Yes
Backup
Backup Options NovaBACKUP and Apple Time Machine
RAID Options JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Integration with cloud services No
Connectivity
Connections 1 x Ethernet port (10/100/1000 Mb/s), 1 x USB 2.0
Operating systems compatibility Windows / Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
Remote access via web Yes
UPnP Yes
DLNA Yes
AirPlay No
Smart device app? WebAccess i (for iPhone and iPod touch), WebAccess i HD (for iPad) and WebAccess A
Compatibility with third party applications/devices Manufacturer not specified
Wi-Fi No
Security
Protocols HTTPS, FTPS, SSL/TLS
Encryption 128 bit encryption
Password protection Yes
Performance
Read speed Manufacturer not specified
Write speed Manufacturer not specified
Processor 600MHz Marvell 88F6281 Kirkwood
Memory 128 MB
General
Dimensions 86 mm x 204 mm x 127 mm
Colour Black
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Package contents
LinkStation Duo
Power cable
Ethernet cable
Quick start guide
Warranty statement

Can I play music stored on this direct to a USB DAC using an iPhone app, without the computer being switched on?

Asked by: Antony
Only if the app supports this.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-08

will it work on Win 7 premium pc's or do you need win 7 Professional or Ultimate

Asked by: Darren
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-20

Will this let you back up iPhone and iPad wirelessly

Asked by: David
The item has no support for this.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-20

What is the power switch? Can I leave the box to run unattended without manual intervention after a power cut?

Asked by: IanW
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-12-01

Does this unit come with one or two drives.? Also is the unit set raid 0 or 1?

Asked by: Pete
Full details can be found in the link below http://www.buffalotech.com/products/network-storage/home-and-small-office-nas/linkstation-pro-duo-1
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-09-26
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