The black iStarUSA D-214-MATX Compact Rackmount microATX Chassis is a reliable and stable 2U-high and 15" deep industrial computer chassis. The full size I/O supports all microATX motherboards (sold separately) with dual-core or quad-Core processors and the backplane supports 4 low-profile, add-on cards (sold separately). This chassis supports two intake 3.1" (80mm) cooling fans (sold separately) that can be installed in the front for proper air ventilation. In addition, the D-213-MATX chassis supports a standard ATX PS2 power supply (sold separately) to help meet regular server system applications.
Tyler Johns (verified owner) –
2U and small depth is perfect
Jamison Murazik (verified owner) –
Best case ever
Cole Schuppe (verified owner) –
Depending on your motherboard, mine is an Asus m5a78l-m, you won’t be able to fit drive in the 3.5 bays. Even if I had short memory I could install 3.5 drives in the top bays but there is not enough room to plug cables without hitting the CPU cooler. Solutions: 2.5 drives would be fine, get some adapters for the 5.25 bay, don’t put lots of drives in. Otherwise the case is exactly what I wanted it to be.
Jade Schowalter (verified owner) –
I bought this case to move an existing NAS from an ITX tower into a rack mountable case. I had (5) 3.5 drives to mount. I found a (3) 3.5 to (2) 5.25 bay adapter with matching hexagon venting (the black isn’t a perfect match, but good enough for a rack) and was able to add another 80mm fan. I thought I would only be able to fit one drive on top of each of the 3.5 cages making this adapter necessary. With an ITX board I was able to fit two drives in each of the 3.5 bays. The drive bay adapter brings the total capacity up to (7) 3.5 drives which seems insane for a short depth 2U case. I already had a SFX power supply with an SFX to ATX adapter which allowed for some extra room. A 24-pin extension was necessary to reach the motherboard. I don’t think this would be an issue with a standard ATX power supply. It definitely feels like a cheap case. For the price I’m not complaining at all. My only gripe is I wasn’t able to find rails that were compatible with my shorter depth rack (Tripp Lite SWR15US). I overcame this by mounting a shelf on the rear posts of my rack to support the back of the case which makes getting this in and out of the rack much easier. Overall a great case. I couldn’t find anything else able to support (5) 3.5 drives in a short depth 2U chassis for even double the price.