What is a giga -quad?
A gigaquad is a measurement of information in Federation
computers. Gigaquad measurements are used for amounts of
information exceeding one billion quads. While Federation computers
still use binary code in some capacity, they also are known to use
trinary code. This is much more advanced than ancient computers
which used bits (limited to a "one" or "zero" state) and bytes as
small information measurements, so it is impossible to compare the
bytes with quads.