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Data Recovery is a side quest in the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor.

Quick walkthroughEdit

Far Harbor side quest: Data Recovery
Talk with Faraday.
Travel to Southwest Harbor.
Retrieve the storage drives.
Report to Faraday.
Reward: 250+ XP
200/250/300/400 caps
Leads to: The Price of Memory

Detailed walkthroughEdit

After DiMA welcomes the Sole Survivor to Acadia, one may interact with Faraday, who sends the player character to find storage devices that should have been delivered, but never arrived. He directs the Sole Survivor to a shipwreck southwest of Acadia, near Southwest Harbor.

The burning wreck houses two of the devices on the deck, with a third inside the blue shipping crate onboard (unmarked, remains seated in the equipment within the box and resembles the other two drives. Hovering the cursor over it reveals that it can be collected), as well as a locked chest which can be opened with Victoria's key. Recover the devices, and return to Faraday. The quest can be completed by gathering only two storage drives, though Faraday will mention a missing third drive, ultimately being satisfied with what is brought to him.

If the third storage drive is obtained from the damaged blue crate, Faraday complains about the missing drive even though they have all been found, leaving the third storage drive in the Misc inventory with a weight of 6. Since it is not quest tagged, it can be removed from the Sole Survivor's inventory, though it is missing a collision mesh and will hang in the air if dropping it rather than placing it in a container.

Quest stagesEdit

StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
100 Retrieve the Storage DrivesFaraday has asked me to recover some missing storage drives that could be used to help DiMA. They're on a boat to the southwest of Acadia.
250 Speak to FaradayI've found the storage drives Faraday asked me to retrieve, and need to deliver them to him in Acadia.
400Icon checkQuest CompletedFaraday asked me to find and bring back several storage drives that could be useful to his work. I did as he asked, though he seemed disappointed that there weren't more of them.
500Icon crossQuest Failed


  • Opening the chest is not necessary to actually complete the quest, but interacting with it without the key can add extra dialogue.
  • It is possible to get up to 400 caps if one chooses the option to ask for more money four times, each with a progressively harder speech check.


PCIcon pc Playstation 4Icon ps4 Xbox OneIcon xboxone It is impossible to turn in the quest back to Faraday if DiMA dies. [verified]

  • PCIcon pc If one has recovered the data drives and DiMA is dead, the quest can be completed by using the console command setstage xx04b1f6 400. This will remove two data drives from the player character's inventory, complete Data Recovery and update the parent quest, Acadian Ideals.
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