A data pad, sometimes rendered as datapad, is a piece of technology used by humans and Sangheili. Data pads are portable computer pads that store information, files, pictures, and sounds. Data pads vary greatly in size, from the size of a tablet computer to thumb-sized devices.
Dr. Catherine Halsey kept a pad of information with her about the Spartan-II candidates as she began to research them. She also appeared to have this technology on her glasses, as she could pull up and read files on them. Similar to modern day devices of the same nature, they can be password protected or in Dr. Halsey's case, sensitive to her retinas only. The UNSC Tactical Simulator, used by the Spartan-IVs to insert themselves into combat scenarios throughout human history, runs on data pads.
The TACPAD appears to be a military application of the data pad.
The Covenant are known to utilize devices similar in function to the human data pad. Specifically, Sangheili warriors use unique disc-shaped datapads to store personal recordings and Mission Intel logs.
Dr. Sandra Tillson carrying a data pad.
List of appearances
- Halo: The Fall of Reach (First appearance)
- Halo: First Strike
- Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
- Halo: The Cole Protocol
- Halo: Reach
- Halo: Fall of Reach
- Halo: Glasslands
- Halo: The Thursday War
- Halo 4
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Halo: Escalation
- Halo: Mortal Dictata
- Halo: Nightfall
- Halo: Last Light
- Halo: The Fall of Reach - The Animated Series
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Halo Wars 2
- Halo: Envoy
- Halo: Retribution
- Halo: Bad Blood
- Halo: Silent Storm
- ^ Halo: The Cole Protocol, page 332
- ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 22-23
- ^ Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, page 304
- ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 37-41
- ^ Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 74
- ^ Halo: Spartan Assault, Operation A: Umbra
- ^ Halo 5: Guardians