The rackmount TL-R1200C-RP JBOD storage enclosure allows you to back up and expand your QNAP NAS, computers (supports Windows and Mac), and servers. The TL-R1200C-RP features twelve 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s drive bays with USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) Type-C connectivity to provide a fast and smooth expansion solution.
Notes: 1. TL-R1200C-RP only supports devices with USB 3.2 Gen 1 (or above) port. 2. QNAP recommends following the standard procedure to connect or disconnect the TL-R1200C-RP. For more information, please see the TL-R1200C-RP user manual. 3. The TL-R1200C-RP can only be used as an individual storage pool or volume on the NAS. Its storage pool/volume cannot be combined into the connected NAS. NAS applications cannot be installed on the TL-R1200C-RP. 4. The TL-R1200C-RP only supports QNAP NAS running on QTS 4.4.2 (or above) or QuTS hero operating system. 5. The TL-R1200C-RP doesn’t support ASM1142 USB controller IC based USB ports and PCIe expansion cards (e.g. QNAP USB-U31A2P01 expansion card) 6. Users can purchase the optional RAIL-B02 rail kit to deploy the TL-R1200C-RP in a 19-inch rack following the ANSI/EIA-RS-310-D standard.
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C connectivity* provides up to 10 Gb/s data transfer speeds. The port can support USB Type-A to Type-C connection or Thunderbolt 3 Type-C connection using different cables. *The package includes one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C to Type-A cable. Maximum 1M USB cable is recommended.
Provides high capacity and affordability, making it an excellent backup solution for QNAP NAS.
250W redundant power supply to ensure maximum system uptime.
Flexible storage configuration and management
The TL-R1200C-RP provides software-controlled configurations for greater management flexibility. Users can configure RAID and monitor disk health using the QTS / QuTS hero Storage & Snapshots Manager on a QNAP NAS, or by using the QNAP JBOD Manager utility on their computer.
Use the QTS / QuTS hero Storage & Snapshots Manager to configure the TL-R1200C-RP as a storage enclosure for your QNAP NAS. The NAS expansion storage mode supports various NAS functions, including storage pools and snapshots. With TL-R1200C-RP, you can easily expand storage capacity.
The QNAP JBOD Manager is a desktop utility for monitoring the TL-R1200C-RP on Windows®, Mac®, and Ubuntu® computers. You can quickly obtain disk statuses, JBOD information and health, view fan rotation speed, and check for firmware version updates.
What you need to know
You can connect your TL-R1200C-RP to Windows®, Mac®, and Ubuntu® computers through the USB interface and use built-in utility to manage the RAID configuration.
Intelligently monitor JBOD enclosure status on PC and servers with QNAP JBOD Manager
The QNAP JBOD Manager is a desktop utility for monitoring the TL-R1200C-RP on Windows® and Mac® computers. You can quickly obtain and view information about the JBOD status, health, fan rotation speed, and check for firmware version updates. All device events are recorded, and QNAP JBOD Manager will automatically send system alert notifications to your desktop. supports various NAS functions, including storage pools and snapshots. With TL-D800C, you can easily expand storage capacity.
JBOD migration speeds up remote file transfers
Migrating a large number of small files or a single large data file by network environment can be time-consuming and consume significant network bandwidth that causes decreased work efficiency. The TL-R1200C-RP supports remote file transfer. All you have to do is set up the RAID configuration and store a large number of files. Then you can move the TL-R1200C-RP to another place and connect it with the computer or NAS to experience the device’s simple plug and play feature and fast data migration.
Use TL-R1200C-RP as a high-capacity disk drive reader by setting up single disk mode
You can treat each disk in your TL-R1200C-RP as an individual storage space, and also use it as a removable drive. It can function like a high-capacity disk drive reader. When one of disk reaches data storage limitation, you can remove it and put it into a dry box. Then swap a different disk into the TL-R1200C-RP empty drive slot. After that, you can install the disk that reached full data capacity into the TL-R1200C-RP and connect it with a computer or NAS for direct file access.
Versatile usage scenarios to meet storage expansion needs
The TL-R1200C-RP meets many storage expansion requirements for the home and office. Below is a list of potential usage scenarios:
Scenario 1: Expand your NAS capacity
The TL-R1200C-RP provides an alternative method for users to expand their NAS storage capacity. By connecting the TL-R1200C-RP to their NAS and using the Storage & Snapshots Manager in QTS or QuTS hero, users can easily configure and manage their storage expansion. The TL-R1200C-RP supports a variety of QNAP NAS storage and file management functions, allowing users to build storage pools, finding files with Qsirch, and organizing files with Qfiling.
|Function||TL-R1200C-RP||QNAP TR-004||UX-500P||Other external RAID/ JBOD device|
|Connection Type||USB 3.2 Gen 2||USB 3.2 Gen 1||USB 3.2 Gen 2||By device|
|Drive bays||12||4||5||By device|
|Supported systems||QNAP QTS/QuTS hero, Windows, macOS, Linux etc...||QNAP QTS/QuTS hero, Windows, macOS, Linux etc...||QNAP QTS/QuTS hero||QNAP QTS/QuTS hero, Windows, macOS, Linux etc...|
|Disk health monitoring||Supported (QNAP QTS/QuTS hero, Windows, macOS)||Supported (QNAP QTS/QTS hero, Windows, Linux)||Supported||Not Supported|
|Hardware RAID protection||Not Supported||Supported (QNAP QTS/QuTS hero, Windows, macOS)||Not Supported||Varies by device|
|Create Storage Pool||Supported (QNAP QTS)||Supported (QNAP QTS)||Supported||Not Supported|
|RAID migration, capacity expansion||Supported (QNAP QTS/QuTS hero, Windows, macOS, Linux)||Not Supported||Supported||Varies by device|
1. The TL-R1200C-RP does not support QNAP NAS models that cannot be updated to QTS 4.4.2 (or later) and the following NAS models: TS-128, TS-228, TS-131, TS-231, TS-431, TS-431U.
2. Drives can only be migrated from one TL USB JBOD to another TL USB JBOD. Files and data stored on drives migrated to or from other JBOD devices will not be recognized.
Scenario 2: External storage for your NAS
You can use the TL-R1200C-RP to expand your NAS storage. You can select disks to create storage pools for expanding your NAS capacity, or you can treat each disk as an individual external storage space and use it as a removable drive for greater flexibility. Regardless of the mode you use, you can always use Storage & Snapshots Manager in QTS or QuTS hero to set up and manage your TL-R1200C-RP and use hard drive S.M.A.R.T. and Notification Center to check disk status anytime and anywhere.
Mode 1: Expand NAS capacity with storage pool mode
You can use Storage & Snapshots Manager in QTS or QuTS hero to configure the RAID storage pool for your TL-R1200C-RP and expand NAS capacity.
Note: The TL-R1200C-RP can only be used as an individual storage pool or volume on the NAS. Its storage pool/volume cannot be combined into the connected NAS. NAS applications cannot be installed on the TL-R1200C-RP.
Mode 2: Expand your NAS with external storage mode
You can treat each disk on your TL-R1200C-RP as an individual storage space and expand your NAS capacity. For example, it will show 8 independent external disks on an 8-bay NAS.
Note: The TL-R1200C-RP supports multiple disk formats, including NTFS (for Windows), HFS+ (for Mac), EXT4 (for Ubuntu or QNAP NAS), exFAT (for Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, and QNAP NAS) etc.
Scenario 3: Expand the storage space of your Windows®, Mac®, and Ubuntu® computer
You can use your TL-R1200C-RP with Windows®, Mac®, and Ubuntu® computers to expand more storage space. You can set up the RAID configuration of your TL-R1200C-RP to further secure data protection. Moreover, you can also use the single disk mode and format with the exFAT file system for more convenient access and sharing of files between Windows® and Ubuntu® computers.
Mode 1: RAID configuration mode
You can obtain data protection by building a software RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 5 volume with native utility in your Windows® and Ubuntu® computers, and use the QNAP JBOD Manager to monitor the TL-R1200C-RP status information.
Mode 2: Single disk mode
You can format hard drives with the exFAT file system while accessing and sharing files between Windows® and Ubuntu® computers.
Note: Your QNAP NAS can also use the exFAT file system by buying the exFAT driver’s license from QNAP Store.
High-speed USB transfer
The TL-R1200C-RP features high-speed USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C connectivity and built-in USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) to provide convenient fast file sharing and intensive data transfer. The TL-R1200C-RP not only provides you higher file transfer performance than traditional USB interfaces but offers a more cost-effective option than REXP SAS JBOD.
Windows RAID 0
Windows RAID 5
MacOS RAID 0
Ubuntu RAID 0
Ubuntu RAID 5
QTS RAID 0
QTS RAID 5
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
Volume type: 12 x Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD
NAS: TS-983XU, QTS 4.4.2, Intel® Xeon® E-2124 3.3GHz CPU; 4GB RAM; QNAP USB 3.2 Gen 2 PCIe adapter
- Windows: Intel Core i5-8400T 1.7GHz, 16GB RAM, QNAP USB 3.2 Gen 2 PCIe adapter, Windows 10 Pro
- Mac: Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz, 16GB RAM, macOS 10.14.4
- Ubuntu: Intel Core i5-8400T 1.7GHz, 16GB RAM, QNAP USB 3.2 Gen 2 PCIe adapter, Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop
Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TL-R1200C-RP is backed by a 3-year warranty at no additional costs. You can purchase a warranty extension that extends your warranty coverage up to 5 years.