On Tuesday 12 September 2006 20:22, Carsten Koch wrote:
> Guido Fiala wrote:
> ...
> > Sounds like the core computer of the USS-Enterprise -
> > How many Terra-Quads are this? ;-)
> Actually, according to
> http://www.kasper-online.de/en/docs/startrek/ncc1701d.htm
> the Enterprise D has a mere 630.000 Kiloquads.
In the book "The computers of Star Trek" one quad is assumed to relate to "one 
quadrillion bytes" - that is 1e18 bytes or 1 Million Terrabytes...

I wonder why their PADDS (used for nothing more than a sophisticated 
ebook-reader) will need 4 Million Terrabytes of Storage when they can access 
the core anyway at any time...not even Data can read data that fast ;-)

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