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TL-D1600S High-performance desktop SATA 6Gbps JBOD storage enclosure, 16-bay desktop SATA JBOD expansion unit with a QXP-1600eS PCIe SATA host card and 4 SFF-8088 to SFF-8644 SAS/SATA 6Gb/s external cables.

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TL-D1600S JBOD storage enclosure allows you to back up and expand your QNAP NAS, Windows® and Ubuntu® computers and servers. The TL-D1600S features sixteen 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s drive bays and comes with a QXP PCIe card for connecting the enclosure using a SFF-8088 (or SFF-8644) cable. It provides reliable read/write performance for smooth storage and backup tasks.

1. QNAP recommends following the standard procedure for connecting or disconnecting the TL-D1600S. For more information, please see the TL-D1600S user manual.
2. The TL-D1600S can only be used as an individual storage pool or volume on the NAS. Its storage pool or volume cannot be combined into the connected NAS. NAS applications cannot be installed on the TL-D1600S.
3. The TL-D1600S only supports QNAP NAS running on QTS 4.4.2 (or above) or QTS hero operating system.

High-performing TL SATA JBOD

The TL SATA JBOD supports multi-lane SATA 6Gb/s transfer, and each SATA lane directly connects to a single SATA drive to help improve performance. With the 1-1 high-speed channel, the TL SATA JBOD delivers excellent transfer performance.

Note: The SFF ports and drive slots order: SFF port 1 to HDD slot 1-4, SFF port 2 to HDD slot 5-8, SFF port 3 to HDD slot 9-12, SFF port 4 to SDD slot 1-4 (TL-D1600S)

Flexible Storage Configuration and Management

The TL-D1600S provides software-controlled storage configuration for greater management flexibility. You can configure RAID and monitor JBOD enclosure and disk health with Storage & Snapshots when connected to a QTS or QTS hero NAS, or with the QNAP JBOD Manager utility when connected to a computer.

Use the Storage & Snapshots Manager in QTS or QTS hero to configure the TL-D1600S as a storage enclosure for your QNAP NAS. The NAS expansion storage mode supports various NAS functions, including storage pools and snapshots. With TL-D1600S, you can easily expand storage capacity. The QNAP JBOD Manager is a desktop utility for monitoring the TL-D1600S on Windows® 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-D1600S to Windows® and Ubuntu® computers through SFF-8088 (or SFF-8644) high-speed cable and use built-in utility to manage RAID configuration.

1. QXP series PCIe cards do not support Mac Pro.
2. If there are any unexpected boot failures during QXP PCIe cards installation on the host, please check with the host manufacturing company for any new BIOS updates. Alternatively, you can try disabling the boot from the PCIe slot function or disable the external graphics card option.

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-D1600S 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.

Flexibly Expand Connectivity with QXP PCIe Cards

Install an exclusive QXP PCIe card onto your QNAP NAS, Windows® or Ubuntu® PC to connect the JBOD enclosure via SFF-8088 (or SFF-8644) cable , for easy and flexible storage expansion.

1. The TL-D1600S package includes one QXP-1600eS card (can be purchased additionally) and four 1M SFF-8088 to SFF-8644 cables.
2. A SATA JBOD storage enclosure can only connect to one NAS. Users can only use QNAP JBOD Manager to view statuses of devices and disks installed with QNAP expansion cards and JBODs. Users can only create single storage expansions when the QXP PCIe card is not connected to a TL SATA JBOD enclosure.
3. TL SATA JBOD storage enclosure can install different QXP PCIe cards. For example, one NAS can be matched with multiple QXP PCIe cards to connect to TL SATA JBOD storage enclosure or users can use one QXP-800eS to expand two TL-D400S (there are no quantity limits except for restrictions mentioned in the previous note).
4. The TL SATA JBOD and QXP SATA expansion card support at most 1 meter (3.28 feet) long cable.
5. The QXP-1600eS PCIe SATA expansion card included with the TL-D1600S and TL-R1200S-RP JBOD is incompatible with 1U 4-bay NAS with PCIe slots and the following desktop models. For more information, and to view a full list of compatible NAS models, visit the Storage Expansion Compatibility and Compatibility List.
  • x82S: TVS-882ST3, TVS-882ST2
  • x71: TVS-871T, TVS-871, TVS-671, TVS-471
  • x70: TS-870 Pro, TS-670 Pro, TS-470 Pro, TVS-870, TVS-670, TVS-470, TS-870, TS-670, TS-470
  • x63: TVS-863+, TVS-863, TVS-663, TVS-463, TS-563
  • x31P/x31X: TS-831X, TS-531X, TS-531P
  • x32X: TS-832X
6. Users of the TVS-871U-RP, TVS-1271U-RP, and x80 series NAS must update their BIOS to the minimum BIOS version. If not, unexpected boot failures might occur.

SAS/SATA 6Gb/s external cables

1-meter (3.28 ft.) SFF-8644 to SFF-8088 cable

• For QXP-1600eS PCIe SATA card
• Support SATA 6Gb/s and SAS 6Gb/s
• Compatible with third-party SAS 6Gb/s JBOD products

Order number: CAB-SAS10M-8644-8088-D01

1-meter (3.28 ft.) SFF-8088 to SFF-8088 cable

• For QXP-400eS-A1164 and QXP-800eS-A1164 PCIe SATA cards
• Support SATA 6Gb/s and SAS 6Gb/s
• Compatible with third-party SAS 6Gb/s JBOD products

*Order number: CAB-SAS10M-8088-D01

Versatile usage scenarios to meet storage expansion needs

The TL-D1600S meets many storage expansion requirements for the home and office. Below is a list of potential application scenarios:

Scenario 1: Expand your NAS capacity

The TL-D1600S provides an alternative method for users to expand their NAS storage capacity. By connecting the TL-D1600S to their NAS and using Storage & Snapshots Manager in QTS or QTS hero, users can easily configure and manage their storage expansion. The TL-D1600S 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 QNAP TL-D1600S QNAP TR-004 UX-500P Other external RAID/ JBOD device
Connection Type SATA
USB 3.2 Gen 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 By device
Drive bays 16
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-D1600S 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-D1600S 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-D1600S 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-D1600S and expand NAS capacity.

Note: The TL-D1600S can only be used as an individual storage pool or volume on the NAS. Its storage pool or volume cannot be combined into the connected NAS. NAS applications cannot be installed on the TL-D1600S.

Mode 2: Expand your NAS with external storage mode

You can treat each disk on your TL-D1600S 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-D1600S 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-D1600S to expand the storage space of Windows® and Ubuntu® computers. You can set up the RAID configuration of your TL-D1600S to further secure data protection. Moreover, you can also use the single disk mode and format with exFAT file system for more convenient access and sharing of files between Windows® and Ubuntu® computers.

1. The QNAP JBOD Manager supports Windows 8 (or later versions), Windows Server 2012 R2 (or later versions), Ubuntu 18.04 (or later versions).
2. Because Windows® and Ubuntu® operating systems are incompatible, the TL-D1600S does not support cross-platform sharing after the RAID configuration setup.


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-D1600S 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.

Scenario 4: Third-party hardware RAID card for advanced protection

You can install third-party hardware RAID cards on your TL-D1600S for advanced hardware RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50, and RAID 60 protection and use Windows® utility software to manage your TL-D1600S.

Note: The third-party hardware RAID card cannot be used simultaneously with QNAP JBOD manager and QXP series PCIe cards.

Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years

The TL-D1600S 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.


Drive Bay 8 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s + 4 x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s
Audio Alert On/Off Switch
Form Factor Tower
Host Interface 4 x SFF-8088
LED Indicators HDD 1-16, Status, Link, Fan error
LCD Display/ Button
Buttons Power switch
Dimensions (HxWxD) 11.96 × 14.56 × 12.59 inch
Weight (Net) 25.55 lbs
Max. number of HDDs/SSDs supported 12 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s + 4 x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s
Hard Drive Type 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives (for 3.5-inch tray slots only)
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 93.66 W
With Seagate ST6000NM0024 fully polulated
Fan Mode Switch (Auto, high, medium, low)
Fan 3 x 92mm, 12VDC
Sound Level 25 db(A)
System Warning Buzzer
Kensington Security Slot
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.

QM2 - Upgrade your QNAP NAS Experience with M.2 SSD Caching and 10G in One Card

QM2 is designed specifically to upgrade your entry and mid-end QNAP NAS system! QNAP puts 2 M.2 SSD slots (SATA or PCIe NVMe) and one 10GBase-T network port into a single PCIe expansion card. Installed M.2 SSD sticks are covered by a giant heatsink as well as a smart fan for heat dissipation which ensure operational stability and longevity. With this PCIe expansion card, you can enable SSD Caching or auto tiering while populate all your NAS bays with high capacity HDD!

Application for QM2 SSD slots:

  1. Create a volume on these SSD and use them as extra storage
  2. Enable Read Cache
  3. Enable Read/Write Cache
  4. Enable Qtier feature
  5. Boost performance in case of memory swapping

What is Qbit?

Configured system orders start here!
The selected drives are batch controlled and tested using our HDD and SSD servers. Passed drives are then installed in the NAS with Volume and RAID set. Our pre-burn testing prepares the NAS with an initial system and drive testing cycle to ensure that the integrity of the entire system is tested and passed with no issues at all.

Our stress testing (burn-test) cycle commences for a minimum of 24 hours and extends to 48 hours if requested or required. This is undertaken in order to ensure stability when used in a normal environment. These tests can include extremes of workload (constant I/O's), CPU and memory use, thermal load (heat), clock speed, or voltages, bus and connectivity components, with the primary stress testing software aiming to test stability by trying to force a system to fail. Our tests put a greater emphasis on robustness, availability and error handling heavy loads.

Once the tests are complete we QA and pack the system back into it's retail box. Then it's double boxed to protect the unit during shipping. You receive your QNAP NAS Ready To Plug 'N' Store. It doesn't get any easier. Buy your NAS from the QNAP EXPERTS at QNAP DIRECT.