Intransa of San Jose, California, has introduced the StorStac StarterBlock to reduce the cost of video surveillance while increasing video reliability and retention. Flexible in design, the unit features the StorStac Video Storage Administrator, which allows the unit to be quickly set up. Basic configurations are offered with two or four terabytes of RAID-protected, hot-swap disk capacity in a rack-mountable 1U component. The system can be expanded to 16 terabytes of storage requiring only 3U of rack space. While StarterBlock is intended to support a few DVRs, the full StorStac family grows by modules and can reach 1,500 terabytes for years of retention capacity.