LinkStation™ 520DE High Performance Double-drives RAID Network Storage


The LinkStation Network Attached Storage (NAS) is an incredibly powerful yet convenient way to link and manage data stored on computers, smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Easy to set up and use, the LinkStation features massive storage and is packed with convenient features for transferring files, streaming content, adding disks, backing up and protecting data, and more.

Enclosure : LS520DE

Easily access files the same way you do with smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Gives everyone in the family quick access!

This unit enables high-speed data transfers with speed more than 100 MB/s. Enjoy getting to your photos, movies, and music quickly and reliably, even with the entire family accessing their data at the same time for this unit can support up to 16 devices accessing at one time.

Supports up to 16 devices accessing simultaneously

Designed and built for higher performance

190% Faster than LS420

use your home NAS remotely

Access all kinds of data - video, music, photos, and more

You can access the LinkStation even while away and use it like a smartphone or notebook computer's external HDD to enjoy video, music,photos, and other data stored on the NAS.

Access your home NAS anytime, anywhere with “webAccess”

The Web Access application lets you access and manage your home NAS simply and easily from smartphones, tablets, and computers, anytime and anywhere. Being able to use your home NAS anywhere is like walking around with a high-capacity hard drive. But this way, there is no need to save and carry around data on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or other mobile device.

1. NAS can be used simply and easily with a variety of different devices, from smartphones to tablets and computers.
2. Sharing files with friends and acquaintances is simple.
3. There's no need to bother with copying files to the device. This means there is no need to be concerned about the device's storage capacity.
4. If the mobile device is ever lost or stolen, the data is still safe on the NAS.

Scalable Solution

RAID Modes and Diskless Enclosure Model

LS520 Diskless Enclosure features two internal drive bays with RAID 0/1 support when two hard drives are installed. Easily install up to two hard drives and automatically duplicate your data when configured in RAID 1 (hard drives not included). With LS520DE, a second hard drive can be added at any time and the unit can be configured in RAID 1 with no data loss. Easily mirror and protect your data with no time lost.

Expandalbe Capacity

Capacity can be expanded easily without risk of losing data. Switch one drive to a drive that has more capacity. Then, switch the other drive.

Quick Install Drives

Hard drives are easily accessible via the front panel.

Advanced Features

iTunes® Server

You can use iTunes on any computer connected to the LAN to automatically find and stream music files saved on the LinkStation. The feature supports playback of files on up to five computers and transfers to iPods.
• Supported formats:Audio data (MP3/M4A/M4P)

* When transferring files to an iPod from the LinkStation, adding the LinkStation's shared folder to the iTunes Library allows you to transfer the files through iTunes. Please note that files cannot be transferred using Explorer and other programs.
* Music purchased on the iTunes Store can also be shared and played through the LinkStation (iTunes specifications for sharing allow a user to play files on up to five authorized computers. You can set authorizations at home on a computer with iTunes installed.)

NAS Navigator

Easily find and connect to your LinkStation using the NAS Navigator tool. NAS Navigator finds all NAS devices attached to your network, making it easier to manage multiple NAS devices.

Built-in BitTorrent

You can also access the LinkStation from smartphones, tablets, computers, TVs, and game devices on the network, allowing you to enjoy video, photo, and music files saved on the LinkStation through these devices. DLNA-compatible TVs and game devices can directly play data stored on the LinkStation. A single LinkStation can be used as the central device for storing all kinds of data on the home network.

USB3.0 External Hard Drive Support

Plug a USB hard drive into the available USB port to expand the total capacity of your LinkStation unit. External storage cannot be added to the LinkStation RAID array.

Back up your data and prepare for data disasters

Windows OS: NovaBACKUP

Back up Windows PCs with NovaBACKUP Workstation. Included with each LinkStation NAS unit is five free licenses of NovaBACKUP Workstation, an easy-to-use backup solution that automatically backs up your personal documents along with your favorite photos, music and important email files safely and securely. Back up PCs, notebooks and workstations.

Mac OS X: Time Machine®

LinkStation supports Time Machine for Mac users. Schedule backups from one or multiple Mac computers on your network.

Back up to a USB hard drive

Simply plug a USB hard drive into the USB accessory port on your LinkStation NAS unit and easily back up the contents of your LinkStation. Only AC powered hard drives are supported.

Timer ON/OFF function runs the LinkStation only at desired times

The LinkStation features a Timer ON/OFF function that allows the power to be switched on only at predetermined times. This both enhances convenience in using the NAS and conserves energy, and prevents wasted electricity from forgetting to switch the power off. This reduces wasteful power consumption that results from leaving the power on after office hours, on days off, or anytime the drive isn't needed, thus reducing CO2 emissions and helping the Earth's environment.

Hardware Overview

1. Power LED / 2. Function LED / 3. Fan / 4. Function Button / 5. Power Switch / 6. USB 3.0 Port / 7. LAN Port / 8. Power Connector / 9. Anti-theft Security Slot / 10. Disk Error LED / 11. Disk Error LED


Name LS520DE


OS Linux Original
CPU Realtek RTD1195PN
Clock 1.0GHz
Memory DDR3 256MB

Internal Hard Drives

Number of Drives 2
Drive Interface SATA II
Supported RAID Levels 0, 1, JBOD (Normal)
Drive Capacity LS520DE(Enclosure)

LAN Interface

Standard Compliance IEEE802.3/3u/3ab
Speed and Flow Control 10/100/1000 Mbps (Auto Sensing)
Number of Ports 1 x RJ-45 (Auto MDIX)

USB Interface

Standard Compliance USB 3.0
Connector Type A type
Number of Ports 1 x USB3.0

Key Feature

Active Directory support N
Energy Save Y
Apple Bonjour® Y
Apple Time Machine® Y
iTunes® Server Y
WebAccess Y
BitTorrent™ Y
DLNA™ Media Server Y


Client OS Support Windows®10, 8, 7
Mac OS® X 10.8, 10.7
Android® 4.1 or later
iOS® 7 or later
Power Consumption 24W (Average), 36W (Max), 0.50W(Standby)
Dimensions (LxWxH, ) 128 x 87 x 205
Weight 0.8 kg
Operating Environment 5-35°C, 20-80% (non-condensing)
Power Supply AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Warranty 2-year

Package Contents

Contents LinkStation LS520DE
LAN cable
AC power
Quick Setup Guide
Warranty Statement
LS520DE / 2016-3-30Product DatasheetDownload

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