$ 1,299.00
TL-R1200C-RP Rackmount USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C high-capacity JBOD storage enclosure with redundant power, 12-bay 2U rackmount USB-C 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps JBOD expansion unit, redundant PSU, with a 1-meter USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Gen2 cable.
Sku: TL-R1200C-RP-US
Expansion Unit

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.

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 QTS 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)

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.
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 / QTS hero Storage & Snapshots Manager on a QNAP NAS, or by using the QNAP JBOD Manager utility on their computer.

Use the QTS / QTS 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.

1. When the USB port endpoint usage exceeds the limit, drives on the TL-R1200C-RP may not be recognized. For more information, please visit https://www.cambrionix.com/articles_support/endpoint-limitation-usb-hubs/
2. Before removing a storage pool, make sure you have removed all volumes and LUNs on that storage pool to avoid unexpected disasters.
3. Please connect your TL USB JBOD directly to the USB port on your PC. Do not connect the TL USB JBOD to the USB hub.

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.

1. You can set up new software RAID groups in [Windows Storage Spaces] in Windows 8 (or later versions).
2. Windows Server 2012 R2 (or later version) users can set up new software RAID groups in [Server Manager].
3. macOS 10.13 & 10.14 users can set up new software RAID groups in [RAID Assistant]. QNAP recommends using RAID 1 instead of RAID 0 for data protection.
4. Ubuntu 18.04 users need to pass commands into [mdadm] to set up new software RAID groups.

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.

Note: If you have set up the software RAID configuration, the TL-R1200C-RP migration only supports hosts running on the same operating system.

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.

Note: The operating system of the destination host should support the drive file system for file access. For example, NTFS (for Windows), HFS+ (for Mac), EXT4 (for Ubuntu or QNAP NAS), exFAT (for Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, and QNAP NAS) etc.

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 QTS 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 1 By device
Drive bays 12 4 5 By device
Supported systems QNAP QTS/QTS hero, Windows, macOS, Linux etc... QNAP QTS/QTS hero, Windows, macOS, Linux etc... QNAP QTS/QTS hero QNAP QTS/QTS hero, Windows, macOS, Linux etc...
Disk health monitoring Supported (QNAP QTS/QTS hero, Windows, macOS, Linux) Supported (QNAP QTS/QTS hero, Windows, macOS) Supported Not Supported
Hardware RAID protection Not Supported Supported (QNAP QTS/QTS hero, Windows, macOS) Not Supported Varies by device
Create Storage Pool Supported
Supported Not Supported
RAID migration, capacity expansion Supported (QNAP QTS/QTS 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 QTS 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 QTS 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.

1. QNAP JBOD Manager supports Windows 8 (or later versions), Windows Server 2012 R2 (or later versions), macOS 10.13 (or later versions), Ubuntu 18.04 (or later versions).
2. Because Windows® and Ubuntu® operating systems are incompatible, the TL-R1200C-RP does not support cross-platform sharing after the RAID configuration set up.

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

TThe 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.

Note: To achieve UASP, please make sure that your computers and hosts support it.

Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years

The TL-R1200C-RP is backed by a 2-year warranty at no additional costs. You can purchase a warranty extension that extends your warranty coverage up to 5 years.


Audio Alert On/Off Switch
Form Factor 2U Rackmount
Host Interface 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
LED Indicators HDD 1-12, Status, Link, Fan error
Buttons Power switch
Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.49 × 18.98 × 22.15 inch
Weight (Net) 24.32 lbs
Weight (Gross) 31.5 lbs
Max. number of HDDs/SSDs supported 12 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s
Hard Drive Type 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
Operating temperature 0 - 40 °C (32°F - 104°F)
Relative Humidity 5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)
Power Supply Unit 250W PSU, 100 - 240V
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical 82.26 W
Fan Mode Switch (Auto, high, medium, low)
Fan 2 x 70mm, 12VDC
Sound Level 33.4 db(A)
System Warning Buzzer
Note: Use only QNAP memory modules to maintain system performance and stability. For NAS devices with more than one memory slot, use QNAP modules with identical specifications. Warning: Using unsupported modules may degrade performance, cause errors, or prevent the operating system from starting.
* Sound Level Test Environment: Refer to ISO 7779; Maximum HDD loaded; Bystander Position; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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The Case for buying an Integrated NAS System from SimplyNAS

Buying a NAS doesn't have to be complicated or stressful. This may only occur at times when looking to buy a diskless NAS as the risk element of receiving a faulty NAS or drives are accentuated. Nothing wrong in buying a diskless NAS and adding your own drives, the savings made may offset the inconvenience of receiving faulty NAS/Drives and having to go deal with returns, or does it? The argument against buying a diskless and self-populating with drives is quite compelling.

Disk Drives:

  • We ensure all drives are compatible with the relevant manufacturer, model provide conformity with the relevant compatibility guidelines.
  • All our disk drives are sourced from manufacturer recommended distributors – we don't buy aftermarket drives or purchase on open grey markets.
  • All our disk drives are sourced from manufacturer recommended distributors – we don't buy aftermarket drives or purchase on open grey markets.
  • Our comprehensive batch rotation ensures customer avoid batch issues and thus promote reliability and longevity.
  • Our methodology for configuration, setting RAID and in-depth burn testing process for disk drives and NAS servers is unsurpassed and the small premium paid for this service is worth its weight in gold.

NAS Servers:

  • We are authorized partners for all the NAS servers we stock.
  • We only sell and support NAS solutions, as a specialist our knowledge is unsurpassable.
  • Our expertise within the technical arena for NAS servers, provides the glue for preventing our customers from making an incorrect buying decision, as we share our knowledge.
  • Our extensive and professional burn-testing service ensure the optimization and deployment of both NAS and Disk Drives is done to provide peace of mind and total integration.
  • Ready to use out of the box, no if's or buts.

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What is NASBIT?

NASBIT© is a Licensed trademark of SimplyNAS. The acronym stands for Network Attached Storage Burn in Testing. This term is used to describe the process of testing new Network Attached Storage (NAS) hardware and firmware for faults before putting it to use in a live environment. This is done by running 'Stress testing' software for a stipulated period of time often 24 to 48 hours, but longer if needed.

When we receive an order for a NAS system pre-installed with disk drives it's prepared and configured with RAID followed by burn testing to ensure the entire system undergoes a thorough examination thus ensuring the server passes all tests to the highest standards set by us. Should the system hardware or any associated components fail at any point of the testing cycle the system is pulled and returned back as faulty our relevant vendor partner, the process seems simple but setting it up is far from easy.

Hard Disk Drives

All Hard disk drives are pre-tested prior to integration; the smallest of faults be it tolerable within industry standards are classified by us as faults, the hard drive is rejected and eliminated from the process and again returned back to source as a D.O.A. (dead on arrival). We continue to select drives from different batches, so as to eliminate any bad batches that may have been produced during manufacturing.

One integrated the drives are put through a vigorous routine that includes stress testing, including temperature tests and a host of read, writes to ensure the drive platters are stressed to the nth degree.


First, when the new server is turned on, we boot off of the network, and proceed to run the memory test that takes its sweet time, almost 10-12 hours dependent on manufacturer and model.


The appropriate RAID level is set and the system awaits completion of RAID synchronization. Once completed the NAS server undergoes numerous re-boots and a deletion of original RAID and a final re-build of RAID level again.

Why is NAS Burn in Testing (NASBIT©) necessary?

If within the designated time span the NAS servers are still running and with zero faults, it is considered suitable for rolling out to our customers. If there is a failure of any kind the systems is replaced with a new one, including hard drives and the process starts again, until the NAS servers passes with ZERO faults.

You would normally expect that this level of testing would be completed by the hardware manufacturers and so these tests shouldn't show up any faults. In our experience of testing hundreds of machines we do find faults, and we do send systems back.

The reason it is so important to perform this level of testing on NAS servers is that the uptime demands are so high. The slightest faults will cause outages and downtime. Once a NAS server is deployed, never again will you have the opportunity to take it offline and perform such detailed testing. Even if it were to crash, there is always a demand that it be put back online as quickly as possible, not left offline whilst thorough diagnostics are completed.

Always remember this is hardware and failures can and will occur even after burn testing has been carried, that is a fact of life we cannot avoid, but we do try and eliminate some of the hassle factor with testing. Thank you for buying from us, we truly appreciate your custom.

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So when can I expect a shipping notification for my order?

  • Diskless orders that are in stock will ship same day if placed before 2pm.
  • Diskless units that are not in stock we will ship directly from our suppliers warehouses. This could delay shipping by 1 - 3 business days.
  • Configured systems are considered special order. This means that they are not already pre-built and ready to ship when you place an order. When you purchase a configured system from us it will not ship out for at least 2 - 3 business days due to the time it takes to pick, assemble, test, RAID and prepare your order for shipment. If we do not have one of the components on the build, that will further delay shipment as we have to wait for stock to come to us. You will receive updates for the order as it goes into testing.

When will my card be charged for an order?

We do not immediately charge your credit card when you submit an order, instead a temporary hold is placed on your card for the amount of the purchase. If everything is in stock, we will charge your card and process you order for building or shipment. Should there be a delay of some sort, we will notify you by email with the ETA and ask for approval to charge your card and process your order. Please be advised that we cannot allocate stock to you without prepayment. So, if you approve the ETA, we will immediately charge your card so that we can secure the stock from our suppliers. Once this charge occurs, any cancellation will incur a 3% fee.

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We take customer security very seriously as fraud and chargebacks are costly. In order to protect you and keep our costs to a minimum, we may ask you to verify your identity when you place an order. If your billing and shipping differ, or if the billing and shipping parties differ and we can't veryify you as a legitimate business, we will send a request by email with a link, asking you to upload documentation for us. We understand that this may make some people nervous, but you are sending your files to the same secured server as your payment and no one can access the files except for the staff who verify them. Your files are purged from the server within 120 days of payment date. As we cannot physically verify your identity when you place an order, this is the only way for us to accomplish this so we ask that you complete the verification as we won't be able to process your order until this step is completed.

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