Product Comparison: Buffalo LinkStation 220D vs Buffalo LinkStation 520D


General Specifications
Brand
Buffalo
Buffalo
Model
LinkStation 220D
LinkStation 520D
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Buffalo Technology’s LinkStation combines an incredibly easy User Interface with the convenience, security and capacity of dual-bay, RAID-ready Network Attached Storage. The LS220D is affordable, fast, and primed for intensive data storage tasks.
Buffalo Technology’s LinkStation 520D series is a customisable, large capacity Network Attached Storage solution with great flexibility. The LS520D features a robust Dual Core processor and is super-fast with impressive start-up and shut down speed as well as read and write speeds up to 100 MB/s.
Key Specs
Hard Drive Capacity
2 TB
2 TB
Number Of Slots
2 -bay
2 -bay
Storage Drive Type
2.5”, 3.5”, SATA 3Gb/s
2.5”, 3.5”, SATA 3Gb/s
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Buffalo LinkStation 220D 2-Bay Desktop NAS
  • This NAS drive is a very good unit. Great capacity.
  • Easy to use, easy to manage. Easy install drive.
  • Easy to setup and install drive units.
  • Great item, loads of storage. Highly recommend.
  • It was easy to setup and I have copied all of my photos onto it, with no problem.
Buffalo LinkStation 520D 2-Bay Desktop NAS
  • It was very easy to setup. Fitted 2 1TB drives in it in RAID 1.
  • Very happy with this product, especially built-in torrent client. Would recommend to anyone. I'm using it with 2 disks, 3.5" and 2.5".
  • Works perfectly, very easy to set up even with the limited instructions.
  • Easy little 2 bay personal data storage for home network.
  • Lots of storage capacity and ease-of-use.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
4.96 in.
4.96 in.
Width
3.42 in.
3.42 in.
Depth
8.07 in.
8.07 in.
Weight
3.75 lbs.
5.5 lbs.
Features
CPU
Marvell ARMADA 370 ARM
Realtek RTD1195N
RAM
0.256 GB
0.256 GB
RAID Support
JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1
Linear, RAID 0, RAID 1
Extras
Direct Stream Digital (DSD), Built-in FTP and print servers, Restricted network access, Active Directory support
Power Management System, Restricted network access, Direct Stream Digital (DSD)
Included Software
BitTorrent, Apple Bonjour, WebAccess, NovaBACKUP, Time Machine
NovaBACKUP, BitTorrent, Apple Bonjour, WebAccess, Time Machine
What customers say about "Features"
Buffalo LinkStation 220D 2-Bay Desktop NAS
  • It is easy to install and setup and takes up little space on my desk.
  • Brilliant little device. Easy to set up, way to select and change the raid type.
  • The backup software works on our server well.
  • Easy to use. Fast DLNA server. Great NAS unit.
  • The User Interface is very slow and clunky to use.
Buffalo LinkStation 520D 2-Bay Desktop NAS
  • Easy setup - it's configured by default as RAID 1 which is what I wanted.
  • In terms of performance I have no complaints, the interface seems nippy and I found it performed well enough to stream music at home.
  • The instructions were easy to follow, hook-up was a snap. Software installed without a glitch.
  • Software installation was pretty easy and straightforward.
  • There is no way to password-protect shares for Time Machine. Completely useless for secure backups.
Interfaces
LAN Speed
1000 Mbps
1000 Mbps
Number of LAN
1
1
Number of USB
1
1
eSATA
No
No
HDMI
No
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
Buffalo LinkStation 220D 2-Bay Desktop NAS
  • Setup is easy, just connect to router, it gets assigned an IP address and it's up and running.
  • Very easy to setup and connect to network.
  • This is a great network drive. Very easy connect to network.
  • Great USB location and excellent data transfer speed.
  • It lacks enough USB ports for comfortable use.
Buffalo LinkStation 520D 2-Bay Desktop NAS
  • Connected fine and can map a drive in Windows to its Public and User folders. DLNA works fine.
  • User interface is nice. Setup was super easy. Adding an extra 2TB external hard disk was supported via USB with no issues.
  • Works well and is stable with good access from Windows. Great connectivity options.
  • It has fast Ethernet connection and a USB connection. Great NAS unit.
  • The limited number of connections.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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