BUFFALO LinkStation 220 12TB Home Office A52

  • Budget-friendly DLNA-ready NAS device with Hard Drives included
  • Entry-class personal cloud access and share your content anytime anywhere over the Internet
  • Easy to set up plug into your router for instant network access
  • Consolidate storage and backup your PC & Mac computers
  • Stream videos and photos to your DLNA/UPnP connected devices
  • Built-in Bit Torrent client for simplified file downloading and management
  • 12 TB Total capacity – 2 Drive Bays ships in RAID 1 = 6 TB usable capacity



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Making business easier, with peace of mind included.
  • 24/7 US-based Tech Support
  • RAID 1 data protection
  • Made in Japan
  • DLNA-ready NAS device

Buffalo LinkStation 220 Series

Dual Drive Private Cloud Storage

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.

Backup multiple PCs and Mac computers simultaneously and enjoy uninterrupted access to terabytes of storage on your network and over the Internet.

  • Entry-class Private Cloud: access and share your content anytime, anywhere over the Internet
  • Easy to set up: Plug into your router or switch for instant network access
  • Consolidate storage and backup your PC & Mac computers
  • Accessible via DLNA/UPnP connected devices
  • Built-in Bit Torrent client for simplified file downloading and management
  • 2 Drive bays, Total usable capacity dependent on RAID configuration
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Buffalo: Easy to Use Storage

We know technology can be confusing and difficult to install and deploy. At Buffalo, we work to make our technology products reliable and easy to use right out of the box. This starts with understanding the needs of our customers, so we can design products that align with your requirements.

Buffalo will work with you to make technology understandable and simplify the mystery. We’re easy to reach and are ready to serve you. Give us a call – we look forward to helping you make the right technology decisions.


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Private Cloud Service

While on the go, Buffalo’s free WebAccess service allows you to create a private cloud for easy remote access and file sharing with anyone, anywhere over the Internet.

RAID Data Protection

The LinkStation 220 ships with RAID 1 data protection. This provides redundancy in the event of a drive failure and allows you to rebuild your data after replacing the failed drive.

RAID 1 mirroring reduces the usable capacity of the LinkStation. You can set the LinkStation to RAID 0 to use the full capacity, but you lose the data protection provided by mirroring.

Shared Central Storage

With terabytes of storage, LinkStation 220 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 network at speeds up 10/100/1000 Mbps.

Easy PC/MAC Scheduled Backup

The LinkStation 220 features five licenses of NovaBACKUP Workstation – Buffalo Edition and Time Machine support for multiple Mac computers for whole home data backup and protection.


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LinkStation Network Attached Storage System

The LinkStation 220 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.

BitTorrent Client

The LinkStation 220 comes with a built-in BitTorrent client for simplified file downloading and management.

USB Expansion

The LinkStation 220 comes equipped with a USB 2.0 port, allowing users to increase storage capacity or backup to another device for an extra level of data protection.

For higher speeds and sharing, we recommend connecting the LinkStation to a network switch.

NovaBACKUP Buffalo Edition

The 5 NovaStor NovaBACKUP licenses included with the LinkStation 220 offer the best backup software for servers and workstations.

With NovaStor, you get help with everything from choosing your backup plan to installing and setting up the software, recovering your data in case of a crash, and receiving timely help from local, knowledgeable backup experts.

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Environment Single-Drive Private Cloud Dual-Drive Private Cloud Small Office/Home Office Private Cloud Small Office/Home Office Private Cloud
Special Features Budget-friendly, DLNA-ready NAS device Budget-friendly, DLNA-ready NAS device Business value, Peace-of-mind storage with Data Recovery, 3 year wnty, and Active Directory Value-focused, Business-ready NAS, NAS-grade drives, Remote management, Data recovery, Cloud backup support
Number of Drive Bays 1 2 2 2
Total Capacity Range 2 – 6 TB 2 – 12 TB 4 – 12 TB 4 – 8 TB
Hard Drive Type Standard Standard Standard NAS-Grade
CPU / RAM 800 MHz Dual Issue / 256 MB 800 MHz Dual Issue / 256 MB 800 MHz Dual Issue / 256 MB 1.4 GHz Dual Core / 1 GB
RAID Levels JBOD 0/1/JBOD 0/1/JBOD 0/1/JBOD
Cloud Backup Support No No No Yes
NovaBACKUP (Buffalo Edition) 5 PC licenses 5 PC licenses 5 PC licenses 10 PC licenses