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Commander Spock holds a data card in 2269.

A microtape, or data card, was an element of computer information storage technology used, among others, by the Federation and Starfleet in the 2260s decade.

History and specifics

Record tape.

The data card was a computer storage medium used by various races and governments between the 21st through 23rd centuries. Data cards were later replaced by isolinear chips and isolinear rods.

In the year 2267 Pavel Chekov delivered a report on the Tenkaran planet and government. This report included graphs, charts and photos. (TOS - Constellations short story: "Official Record")

In 2268 Lieutenant Stephen Klisiewicz gave a yellow data card and a red data card to Starfleet Intelligence agent Bridget McLellan. The yellow card was to be used to copy the sensor logs from the Orion freighter Treana and the red card contained a computer worm that would be used to erase the memory banks of the freighter. Unfortunately the Klingon Imperial Intelligence agent Goloth had arrived on the Treana first and made two copies of the sensor data on an encrypted data card. McLellan had to track Goloth to the Klingon safe house on the Gorn Hegemony planet of Seudath and retrieve the data card. (VAN - Declassified novella: The Stars Look Down)

Lyndra Dean holds a microtape.

They used incinerate them after their life was done, till Harb Tanzer, found out that used like crackers by Naraht as a snack. (TOS novel: Spock's World)



Computer data storage
Portable media compact discdata carddata recordflash drivefloppy diskisolinear chipisolinear rodmemory unitmicrotapemicrotape diskoptolythic data rod


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