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LinkStation Mini™ - LS-WSGL/R1

Ultra Compact. Ultra Quiet. Ultra Reliable.
Buffalo’s LinkStation Mini™ is an ultra compact, fan-less, network attached, dual-drive data storage device. Its palm sized form factor and very quiet operation make this NAS unit an ideal addition to your entertainment center. Its low power consumption is attractive for those leaving the unit powered on 24/7.

The built-in Web Access feature lets you access your files anytime via a Web browser from anywhere! A built-in DLNA CERTIFIED™ media server makes streaming audio and visual content to any DLNA player or PC a snap.

Business class features like Active Directory support make this portable NAS a good solution for IT personnel that has to serve remote office locations.

• Ultra compact using 2.5” hard drives
• Fan-less. ultra-quiet operation
• Share and access your files over the Internet without additional software using Web Access
• Active Directory support*
• Supports RAID 1 Mirroring and RAID 0 Striping
• Use any Windows or Macintosh computer
• Easy Setup does not require drivers
• Supports UPS connectivity
• Minimal power consumption
Memeo™ AutoBackup Software for Windows and Macintosh computers included. Download Memeo™ AutoBackup.

* Windows® 2003 Server or earlier
Shared Network Storage
Store, access and share all your music, photos, videos and other files in centralized location.

WEB ACCESS: Access all your files via any Web browser from Anywhere

Maximum Storage or Maximum Reliability

Get maximum storage with the increased capacity of two spanning hard drives or the extra security of automatic mirroring in one affordable box.

LAN Interface
Data Transfer Rates 10 / 100 / 1000 Mb/s
Number of Ports 1 RJ-45, 1 USB 2.0 / 1.1
Internal Hard Drives
Number of Drives 2
Drive Interface SATA 3 Gb/s
Hard Drive Sizes 250 GB, 500 GB
Total Capacity 500 GB, 1 TB
Protocol Support
Networking TCP/IP, AppleTalk
File Sharing SMB, DLNA, HTTPS
Web-based Management HTTP
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.6 x 3.2 x 5.3 in
Weight 1.1 lbs
Power AC 100V 50/60 Hz, Avg. Consumption 10W (with no USB devices connected)
OS Support Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Mac OS® X 10.4 - 10.6
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Installing NAS Navigator for Windows

  1. Download the latest version of NAS Navigator from the Buffalo downloads page.
  2. Right-click on the file and extract it.
  3. Follow the wizard or use another application of your choiceto extract the file.
  4. After successful extraction, open the location folder.
  5. Double-click on the installation file.
  6. You may be prompted for administrator permission. If the security dialog box appears, click Run.
  7. On the User Account Control dialog box, click Yes. If you are not logged in as the administrator, you will be prompted for the system password.
  8. When installation finishes, click OK.
  9. Double-click the icon on the desktop to start NAS Navigator.

What do I do if I get an I52 (An unknown error occurred) from my LinkStation in NASNavigator2?

This error occurs when there is a firmware update available for your device and your version of NASNavigator2 is out of date.  Please download and install the latest NASNavigator2 from here:

Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 111.38 MB
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2008-08-12 1.06   Firmware
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
PDF 141.27 KB
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List of supported UPS devices for this model
TXT 1.19 KB
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2010-03-10 1.40 Windows Readme for LinkStation Installer
TXT 1022.00 B
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2010-03-05 1.40 Mac Readme for LinkNavigator
PPT 115.00 KB
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2008-10-20 Append Windows Append
PDF 16.24 MB
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2008-05-07 1.0 Windows, MAC Manual
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 493.18 KB
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2012-10-24 1.13 Windows
Tool for Changing the File-sharing Security Level.  Before delegating authority to an external SMB server on your LinkStation or TeraStation, use this utility to change the file sharing security level of your Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 computer.

Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 6.13 MB
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2015-02-05 2.81 Windows NAS Navigator for Windows
ZIP 5.98 MB
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2015-02-05 2.81 Mac OS X NAS Navigator for Mac
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 122.56 MB
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2010-03-10 1.40 Windows Installation CD
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
ZIP 18.19 MB
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2010-03-05 1.40 Mac CD Image, Installer
Type File Post Date Version OS Support Notes
TXT 4.72 KB
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2015-02-05 2.81 Windows Readme for NAS Navigator for Windows
TXT 6.51 KB
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2015-02-05 2.81 Mac Readme for NAS Navigator for Mac
TXT 1.73 KB
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2012-10-24 1.13 Windows

Readme for the File-sharing Security Level Changing Tool.

TXT 93.00 B
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2012-07-02 1.60-20120615   Release notes for DTCP update.  Update by clicking "Update Media Server" in the Admin GUI.