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iStarUSA D-213-MATX Black Metal/ Aluminum 2U Rackmount microATX Server Chassis - OEM

  • Industrial Chassis with 15" in Depth
  • Supports Front Access USB2.0 x2
  • Power and HDD LED
  • Power and Reset Switch
  • Support ATX PS2 Power Supply
  • Support 4 x Low Profile Add-on Cards
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D-213-MATX 2U Compact Rackmount microATX Chassis

D-213-MATX The D-213-MATX is a reliable and stable 2U-high 15in. deep industrial computer chassis. The full size I/O supports all microATX sized motherboards with a dual-core or quad-core processor and the backplane supports four low profile add-on cards. This chassis is only 15in. deep and is equipped with two intake 80mm cooling fans at front as standard for air ventilation. In addition, the D-213-MATX supports a standard ATX PS2 power supply to meet regular server system applications.
  • Industrial Chassis with 15in. in Depth
  • Supports Front Access USB 2.0 x 2
  • Power and HDD LED
  • Power and Reset Switch
  • Supports ATX PS2 Power Supply
  • Supports 4 x Low Profile Add-on Cards
  • 80mm x 2 Cooling Fans
D-213-MATX D-213-MATX D-213-MATX D-213-MATX
Model Number D-213-MATX
RoHS Compliance Version Yes
Standard Drive Bays 3.5in. Drives (Internal): Two
5.25in. Drives: One
Indicators Power, HDD
Switches Power, Reset
Supported PSU Type PS2
Expansion Slots Four (Low profile)
Material of Front Bezel Aluminum
Material of Handle Aluminum
Material of Main Chassis Zinc-Coated Steel
Color of Front Bezel Black
Color of Main Chassis Black
Front Connector 2 x USB 2.0
Motherboard Size 9.6in. x 9.6in. (microATX, mini-ITX)
Optional Fan 80mm x 2
Ordering Information
(Part Number)
Black Bezel: D-213-MATX
Blue Bezel: D-213-MATX-BLUE
Red Bezel: D-213-MATX-RED
Silver Bezel: D-213-MATX-SILVER
Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.50in. x 19.00in. x 15.35in.
88.9mm x 482.6mm x 389.9mm
Notes Note: Optional sliding rails TC-RAIL-20 will only work with new version of this chassis with four mounting holes on sides



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  • William H.
  • 5/20/2015 3:50:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat rack case

Pros: Metal case, heavy duty but lightweight overall. The "guts" inside allow you to swap HDD panels around a little if you want more room for other "stuff." Great threaded bolts on the cover that don't come off, only loosen, for servicing. Rack ears on the front for easy handling. Own several of these-plan on purchasing more as well.

Cons: None-besides having to remove the HDD racks in order to mount fans.

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  • Kevin A.
  • 5/13/2015 9:39:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOk case

Pros: Nice and small, looks pretty decent as well.

Cons: Terrible drive mounting. Do not expect to put more than one full size 3.5" drive in this without it possibly running into things on the motherboard. Wasn't and issue for me but something to watch out for.

Watch the non rolled edges on the drive cages as well, very sharp.

Wish you could remove the handle piece of the rack ears.

Other Thoughts: It's an OK case that works well enough. Nothing special, nothing really terrible other than the drive mounting options.

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  • Pat A.
  • 4/22/2015 12:45:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice rack mount case

Pros: Simple and inexpensive. Able to use standard PSU and CPU fans.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have several of these, Some actual metal servers and others as ESXi 5.x hosts. This is an excellent case if you avoid a couple trouble areas. If you are going to use 3.5 HDDs then you are limited to 2 as it's almost impossible to fit them in the two lower mounting slots because the motherboard interferes with that area.
I always combine this case with a 4 x 2.5 drive cage that fits in the external bay and it's just shallow enough to allow the PSU cables to fit. I can completely remove the two 3.5 drive brackets if I need extra room.
If you put the case into an enclosure rather than a rack it can be a pain to remove it just to get into the case compared to a rack on rails but then again this doesn't cost $500+ dollars.

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  • William B.
  • 10/8/2014 11:16:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoes not fit 19 inch rack

Pros: Nice low cost ($69) chassis. Light construction but my plan is for it to live in a rack.

Cons: The rack mounting brackets provided with this chassis are too wide. When installed they bring the width of the assy to 19 3/16 inches. This exceeds both the rack standard and iStars dimensioned drawing downloaded from their site. fortunately I am using rails to support the chassis but I still need the proper mounting brackets.

Other Thoughts: It is worth noting that I also purchased an IStar D-214-MATX, which is essentially the same chassis but with a different internal layout. The D-214-MATX shipped with different mounting brackets which when installed on either chassis fit the rack perfectly.. So iStar does know how to do it right.

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  • Rohin K.
  • 8/16/2014 12:10:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great chassis, useful for a server / render farm setup. This case will only take micro atx, and although it has space for 4 drives will only fit 2 3.5" drives.

Cons: Some dis-assembly is required to install the fans / hard drives. This includes things like unscrewing housings and replacing grates, but is trivial in my opinion.

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  • Mark L.
  • 3/9/2014 6:55:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well for live stage in rack

Pros: I'm using this in a different way than most people - I built a VST player/MIDI module (essentially a clone of a MUSE Receptor) using this as the foundation for a 2U rackmount case.

I combined this with a mATX board, a 4x20 LCD display in the external bay, and a SSD (given the potential for vibration). For my purposes, having the small power button on the front is perfect, and the bright light isn't a factor.

Also, given this is part of a 12U rack, I didn't need something made of extremely thick steel so the weight was perfect as well.

Didn't cut my fingers on anything, which is always a bonus after 25+ years of building PCs.

I'm using an EarthWatts PSU which vents to the rear but it's nice to have the vents cut out on the lid as well.

Cons: Nothing significant for my purpose.

This case is good if you want to build something and keep it that way, but I'm not sure it's durable enough to do it multiple times.

The HD bracket screws close to the case edge are tricky to remove and put back in.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/4/2014 9:42:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsneat little 2U case

Pros: Client needed a basic Pfsense box for a new office, this box fit the bill perfectly
looks great in their rack, everything fit nicely. The cut outs on the top are a nice added touch over the power supply so one can utilize a PSU with a larger fan. very solid feel for such a cheaply priced 2U case. did not notice any sharp edges to make ones hands look like hamburger after the build.
added a couple of very quiet fans up front which took less then 10 minutes..

Great case for the money

Cons: uhhmm shipping wasn't free? didn't make me coffee?

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  • Patrick H.
  • 2/23/2014 12:05:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case for the money

Pros: Great for Free NAS. I really like this case. Easy to install all components.

Cons: None

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  • Martin M.
  • 12/31/2013 4:21:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case at a great price

Pros: Perfect rack-mounted case for building a pfSense-based router. The price is great for a high quality case that can be mounted on a rack. No sharp edges anywhere and there is room inside to put hands to maneuver equipment in place comfortably. Being a Mac person, I absolutely appreciate a minimalist look all around without sacrificing aesthetics.

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Only one: Because of the location of the PSU and the motherboard I use, the additional four-pin power connector almost does not reach its place on the motherboard (MSI H67M-B43 [E3]). I'm inclined to believe that other boards may not have this issue though so I'm not taking any "eggs" off.
I will be getting another one like this to replace a 4U case housing one of my domain controllers.

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  • Jack Y.
  • 12/12/2013 12:23:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFor the price, this is a 5 egg product.

Pros: Simple, all metal, lightweight yet sturdily constructed. For the price, I am quite satisfied!

Cons: I squeezed in an iStarUSA BPU-126-SA 5.25" hard disk cage. If they had a second external 5.25" opening you wouldn't be able to use it. I crammed all the loose wiring under the drive cage.

I had to remove the internal drive bays (left them out afterward), and fan mount before I could install the fans onto the mount then reinstall fan mount with attached fans. Maybe there could be a clip or something. Also, a foam dust filter would have been nice.

It does seem like the power supply is on the wrong side. My MB power just barely stretched, and I had to run out to the not-so-local computer shop for an ATX-12v cable extension.

Other Thoughts: Observe the location of power and fan connections on the MB you plan to install; buy a couple extensions. For the few dollars it might save you a second shipping charge or trip to your computer store (if they even carry something like that).

With the internal HD bays removed this seems to have great airflow. Went with the Thermaltake ISGC Fan 8 AF0043 recommended by someone else - my case did not come with fans.

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