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Don't believe the "records over 2 years' worth of footage on its 500GB hard drive" line from the spec page.
With 8 cams recording 24/7 (assume motion activation doesn't work) at a decent frame rate (5-12fps) and a decent resolution (720x480) you may 2+ weeks of storage out of a 500GB hard drive. Of course with 16 cams you'll get a lot less with that small hard drive.
On my home system I have 8 cams using the settings I listed above- I get 40 days of storage with my 2TB hard drive.
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